Artist: Leslie Rogers
Title: Quilt Painting 23, 2021 Acrylic on paper
25" x 31" (framed)
Making the quilt paintings has been a pleasurably calm and controlled respite during an uneasy and uncontrollable year. Additionally, they give me an opportunity to focus on precision and form within a practice that otherwise thrives on swirling, unpredictable elements of chaos. Quilt geometry has been a part of my practice and sensibility since I started sewing lessons at age seven. It's history, techniques, and forms have persisted in every aspect of my work, embodied in sculpture, writing, performance, and now painting.
Leslie Rogers is a visual and performance artist based in Detroit. Her arts background is in puppetry and quilting, with degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA) and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sculpture & Extended Media program (MFA).