ELIZABETH BRANDT

Wild Ride 30x24.5

Untitled 6 20x17.5

Shenanigans 41x47

Untitled 29x22

Impressionable 29.5x33.5

Untitled 5 20x17.5

Lemon Swing 31x25

Abound 20.5x18.25

Jump Cut 44x37

Through her quilt-making practice, Elizabeth Brandt is confidently redefining a beloved ancient craft that has uniquely represented both artistic expression and utility in tandem. After years of discipline in Zen meditation and multiple different art forms, Brandt has been able to create a vocabulary in fiber that is entirely improvisational in shape, unexpected in color, dynamic in movement, and entirely at home in the context of contemporary art. Her use of analogous color schemes is satisfyingly balanced by the subtlety of grouped dark tones and neighboring pockets of oranges, reds and yellows, or “areas that glow.” The linear stitching of the surface ties together all of the bright and nuanced, large and small, soft and hard edges. Brandt remains open by moving different cuts of fabric around to see if something unexpected will happen, and diligently focuses her attention in the last stages especially when the repetition and density of stitching can keep her in front of the sewing machine for hours.

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2022
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm

Currently closed for the winter

 

Ninth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 26 – October 2, 2022

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.