Shift Change

Kendall Ross, Girls Trip, 2024. Courtesy of the artist.

Shift Change

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, WA - To Apr 28

by Christine Clark

New curator Brian Nigus’ first group exhibition introduces 21 artists from across the US and Canada, along with their quilting, weaving, knitting, punch needling and sculpture. Not your auntie’s quilting show, this is vivid contemporary art, pushing boundaries and asking questions. Standout artists include Kendall Ross of Oklahoma City, whose knitwear challenges the sexism of the art/craft divide, and Liv Aanrud, who creates large-scale, lavishly detailed portraits of women with needle punch, a technique originally used in rug hooking.

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