Art Quilts by Jane Burch Cochran
DateSep 14 - Nov 10, 2007
VenueWeston Art Gallery
The LaBoiteaux Family Foundation
The Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts debuts its 2007-08 exhibition season with three new exhibitions related to the exploration of fiber: Ecstasy and Odyssey: Site-Specific Installations by Robert McConaughy; Pushing Buttons: Art Quilts by Jane Burch Cochran; and Sewing Stories: Fabric Collages by Ellen Scott.
Jane Burch Cochran (Rabbit Hash, KY) produces richly embellished art quilts that combine buttons, beads, patchwork and recycled fabric pushed to a nearly obsessive state. For Pushing Buttons, Cochran will feature a selection of new and recent works that addresses themes of race, the environment and the human psyche.
A renowned quilt maker with a distinguished career spanning more than twenty-five years, Cochran has shown her quilts in numerous regional, national and international exhibitions. A small selection of her extensive exhibition history includes such venues as Carl Solway Gallery, Linda Schwartz Gallery (both Cincinnati, OH); Dairy Barn Cultural Center (Athens, OH); Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (Louisville, KY); Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY); Dutch Textile Museum (Tilburg, The Netherlands); and the Museum of Art and Design (Helsinki, Finland). Her work is featured in museum, corporate and private collections that include Delta Airlines (Atlanta, GA); George R. Stroemple Collection (Lake Oswego, OR); University of Kentucky Art Museum (Lexington, KY); Federal Reserve Bank (Cincinnati, OH); Fidelity Investments (Covington, KY); Cincinnati Bell (Cincinnati, OH); and E.W. Scripps Co. (Cincinnati, OH). In 2004, she was awarded a major site-specific commission from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. She has been the recipient of the Southern Arts Federation / NEA Fellowship (1993); Al Smith Artist Fellowship (Kentucky Visual Art Awards 1993); and a Summerfair, Inc. Individual Artist Award in 1993. Her work has been featured prominently in print including books, exhibition catalogues and periodicals.
Gallery Talk Series: Thurs., Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
Families Create! Education Workshop: Sat., Sept. 29 at 10 a.m.
Jane Burch Cochran, "Shroud for a Colorful Soul," 2005, fabric, embellishments and paint, 45 x 66 inches
Jane Burch Cochran, "Hanky Panky Series (The First Time a Lover Says, 'I Don't Think I Love You Anymore')," 2005
Jane Burch Cochran, "Life Quilt (Collaboration with C.J. Pressma)," Lap Quilt for a Life Well Lived, 2004