PAULA KOVARIK: HERD
The New Gallery (Austin Peay State University) / 730 Joseph St., Dept. of Art + Design August 17, 2022 - September 16, 2022
A solo exhibition of new works by Paula Kovarik.
“I have fallen in love with the work of Memphis-based, experimental quilter Paula Kovarik, and I am excited to open up our exhibition season with a large installation of her new works. Quilter is a box that Kovarik often gets put in, but her works are not quilts. They use the vernacular of quilting and quilting materiality, but the quilt base is merely a ledge from which Kovarik gladly leaps. This installation consists of playful sculptures, nuanced stitched drawings, and interactive works where the artist tries to make sense of her place within the chaotic political world that surrounds her.”
Michael Dickins, curator