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Interview: Discover Bisa Butler’s Approach to ‘Painting with Fabric’

December 4, 2019

Laura Staugaitis

…from university training with both AfriCOBRA artists and feminist fiber artists, Butler has carved her own path as an exhibiting artist with vibrant and evocative quilts. Get to know Bisa Butler in our exclusive conversation, part of our new Interview series for Colossal Members. Learn more about Membership and join here….

 

 



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African Fabrics Connect to Form Quilted Portraits of Black Figures by Bisa Butler

September 28, 2019

Andrew LaSane

…her elements that speak to the Black and African American experience. The Katonah Museum of Art is set to host the artist’s first solo museum exhibition with approximately 25 of her quilts on display from March 15 to June 14, 2020. To learn more about the Bisa Butler’s work, head over to the Claire Oliver Gallery website and follow the artist on Instagram. I Am Not Your Negro Dear Mama I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Cag…

 

 



Art Craft

Colorful Quilts by Bisa Butler use African Fabrics to Form Nuanced Portraits

February 21, 2019

Laura Staugaitis

“Three Kings”, detail Artist Bisa Butler draws from an array of vibrant patterned fabrics to create portraits of everyday people. She eschews representational colors, favoring layered jewel-toned hues to form the skin of her Black subjects, and often groups figures together into strong silhouettes. “I have always been drawn to portraits,” Butler explains in a statement on her gallery’s website. “I was the littl…