Nancy Bardach, Fiber Artist
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Incurvate and Excurvate

Incurvate and Excurvate

2016           Size: 21”h x 42”w            Price: $550

Leaves or plates overlapping in space form an interesting figure-ground image. Layering the shapes and accenting their shade/ shadows in threads highlights the physical volumes.  These forms derive from the stretched fabric used in long-lived roof structures for outdoor amphitheaters.  They are also reminiscent of a layered array of Richard Serra's steel plates.

Ad Infinitum

Ad Infinitum

2015    Size:  75” h x 45” w                                      Price: $5000

Artist Statement:  Past, present and future tents --- the interrupted lives of migrant refugees. Somber colors and dark surroundings reflect dire conditions. Relatively more colorful doorways and people lingering beyond open flaps suggest continuing light and hope within. 

Juried into "Stories of Migration" exhibit at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in Washington D.C. until September 4, 2016.

Anomalies

Anomalies

2016    20"h x 15"w                                                   Price: $500.

Anomalies is a simple abstract color exercise, layering fabrics to achieve a composition.

Made for Marin MOCA's Summer Members' Show 2015, called "Layers".                                                         

Chapperal Country

Chapperal Country

2016            Size: 23”h x 15”w                                           Price: $300

Grasses blowing in the wind, summer-dry but not quite golden yet.  Dark green oaks. Evening sky over the muted hills. Here is where we live.                                                    

A Song of Ascent

A Song of Ascent

2015       Size: 64"h x 140" wide                                       Price: $6800

Statement: Travelling towards a future life … leaving behind you an eternity of emptiness. Sea deep and ocean wide are the perils confronting migrants of all ages, no matter how or what we actually fled. This piece speaks not only of sorrow, regrets, dangerous oceans, traversing dark spaces, but rather, of aspiration, arrival, inner joy attained.

Conceived for an exhibition called "Stories of Migration" at the Textile Museum, Washington D.C. in April-September 2016.       

Genesis (or Headphone Gal)

Genesis (or Headphone Gal)

2014        Size: 41"h x 34"w                                              Price:  $700

This piece appears to be a portrait, winking.  Or two giant half spheres exploding apart.  Based on the traditional "Wagon Wheel' or "Spider's Web" pattern, changing up the scale and arrangements of the motif.

Oh! Rock-a My Soul! (or Revelations)

Oh! Rock-a My Soul! (or Revelations)

2008    82"w x 56"h                                               Price: $6000.

Spotlighting brightens dancers' skirts as they swirl across the stage. They recede in spatial perspective and into the darkness.

Shown at Paducah (American Quilter's Society Show in Kentucky) in 2009; and at the Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont CA, 2014.  Published in the LARK book of "500 Traditional Quilts" and on tour for three years.

Photo credit: Don Tuttle, Emeryville, CA.                                      

Vibrations

Vibrations

2015      Size: 12" x 12"                                            Price: $300

Bursting light images appear in the hand-dyed fabrics selected for this composition. Created with raw silk (from Bhutanese tie-dyed fabric) and cotton hand-dyes; machine pieced, machine textured to evoke the excitement of lighting rays. 

Was traveling in a SAQA Trunk Show for two years until 2016.               

Ad Astra

Ad Astra

2015   Size: 22"h x 17" w                     Price: $300

Dark lake, complex land forms, vegetation --- aspiring upwards through the storms.  Expressive hand-dyed cotton fabrics mix with prints, silk, and batiks to create an image of a night.  

Tocatta and Fugue

Tocatta and Fugue

2014         Size: 22" x 22"                                              Price: $500

Wild rhythms, blocks of sound --- clear sharp notes. The shape, the rhythm, the precise articulation, all interpreted and made visible.                                       

Dragonfly's Wing

Dragonfly's Wing

2014      Size: 40h x 24w                                           Price: $800

Inspired by the wings of a red dragonfly, a Flame Skimmer, a Cardinal Meadowhawk, or just a plain old Red Darter.  Glittering light reflecting off wing segments.         

Flowing 2

Flowing 2

2013      Size: 45"h x 30"w                                      Price: $1800.

Liquid movement both diagonal and horizontal.  Exhibited at The Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont CA and in "Reflections" (SDMAAG exhibit) at Gallery 21, Spanish Village, San Diego.                                               Gallery framed.

Ignition

Ignition

2012           Size:  83"h x 83"w                             Price:  $8000.

Strong gestural movements reacting to the light, the wind, and the flames.  Inspired by powerful black oil stick drawings by Richard Serra, seen in SF MOMA.

Shown in New Quilts of Northern California at Pacific International Quilt Festival in 2013 and "That's a Quilt", a SAQA exhibit within the S.F. Quilt Guild's annual show in 2015.

Photograph: Don Tuttle, Emeryville CA.               

Ignition - detail

Ignition - detail

Detail shows the multi directional stitched textures and some of the special hand dyed fabric and the black and white, flickering "ignition" fabric.

Photograph by Don Tuttle.

Sinfonia

Sinfonia

2014         Size: 56"h x 50"w                                   Price: $300

Shape variables, reminiscent of musical instruments, faces, etc. Techniques: Free hand curve cutting; machine appliqued with raw edges; machine quilted.           

Fault Lines I

Fault Lines I

2013      Size: 30"h x 35"w                                    Price: $1400.

These are the forces that tear our world apart, with a roar.  Fierce, trembling motion and chunks of fear.

Awarded Honorable Mention in "Expressionism" exhibit at the Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, CA. Also shown at The Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont CA in 2014 and at the "Contemporary Expressionism" show in the Lyceum Gallery, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego.                                                   

Running Through

Running Through

2008      Size: 63"h x 44"w                                          Price: $3500.

Free hand curved cutting, machine pieced, both machine- and hand- quilted. Exhibited for one plus years in the touring SAQA exhibit "I'm Not Crazy". Shown at The Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont CA. 

 

Wetlands Meandering

Wetlands Meandering

2016    Size: 34” x 24” w      Water moves mysteriously over land forms.  Iridescent color slicks the surface. In the depths, biota thrive at their stable, microscopic level. Oozing water textures the wetlands.                      SOLD.

Flowing I

Flowing I

2012     Size: 45"h x 42"w   Blowing in the wind and sun.   SOLD.

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

2013       Approx. 44"h x 22"w      Two images in panel ... mulit-colored summer swiss chard scattered on a table.  

Not for Sale; owned by friends of the Artist.

Dappled

Dappled

2014   Size: 34”h x 50”w      

Dappled depicts the effect of sunlight streaming through both mature trees and under story trees and shrubs.           SOLD.                                        

Exhibitions: It was juried into the “Go Wild! (National Parks- Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary)” a 2014 on-line exhibit sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, http://www.rmqm.org. Dappled was also hung in “How Does Your Garden Grow?” Art Quilts 2014 at the Whistler Museum in Lowell, MA.  http://www.whistlerhouse.org.                                          

 

Serra I

Serra I

2014Size: 31"h x 40"w     

Serra I  initiates a new series exploring the strong, gestural sweep of hand and arm through space. As a forceful sketch it has many references: Richard Serra's work, the Sierras, Burnt Sienna, Stonehenge, amphitheater seating, rusted Corten steel.

SOLD to The Alameda County Arts Commission for public exhibition.

Silhouette

Silhouette

2014      Size: 30"h x 50"w      

SOLD to The Alameda County Arts Commission for public exhibition.

Incurvate and Excurvate

2016           Size: 21”h x 42”w            Price: $550

Leaves or plates overlapping in space form an interesting figure-ground image. Layering the shapes and accenting their shade/ shadows in threads highlights the physical volumes.  These forms derive from the stretched fabric used in long-lived roof structures for outdoor amphitheaters.  They are also reminiscent of a layered array of Richard Serra's steel plates.

Ad Infinitum

2015    Size:  75” h x 45” w                                      Price: $5000

Artist Statement:  Past, present and future tents --- the interrupted lives of migrant refugees. Somber colors and dark surroundings reflect dire conditions. Relatively more colorful doorways and people lingering beyond open flaps suggest continuing light and hope within. 

Juried into "Stories of Migration" exhibit at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in Washington D.C. until September 4, 2016.

Anomalies

2016    20"h x 15"w                                                   Price: $500.

Anomalies is a simple abstract color exercise, layering fabrics to achieve a composition.

Made for Marin MOCA's Summer Members' Show 2015, called "Layers".                                                         

Chapperal Country

2016            Size: 23”h x 15”w                                           Price: $300

Grasses blowing in the wind, summer-dry but not quite golden yet.  Dark green oaks. Evening sky over the muted hills. Here is where we live.                                                    

A Song of Ascent

2015       Size: 64"h x 140" wide                                       Price: $6800

Statement: Travelling towards a future life … leaving behind you an eternity of emptiness. Sea deep and ocean wide are the perils confronting migrants of all ages, no matter how or what we actually fled. This piece speaks not only of sorrow, regrets, dangerous oceans, traversing dark spaces, but rather, of aspiration, arrival, inner joy attained.

Conceived for an exhibition called "Stories of Migration" at the Textile Museum, Washington D.C. in April-September 2016.       

Genesis (or Headphone Gal)

2014        Size: 41"h x 34"w                                              Price:  $700

This piece appears to be a portrait, winking.  Or two giant half spheres exploding apart.  Based on the traditional "Wagon Wheel' or "Spider's Web" pattern, changing up the scale and arrangements of the motif.

Oh! Rock-a My Soul! (or Revelations)

2008    82"w x 56"h                                               Price: $6000.

Spotlighting brightens dancers' skirts as they swirl across the stage. They recede in spatial perspective and into the darkness.

Shown at Paducah (American Quilter's Society Show in Kentucky) in 2009; and at the Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont CA, 2014.  Published in the LARK book of "500 Traditional Quilts" and on tour for three years.

Photo credit: Don Tuttle, Emeryville, CA.                                      

Vibrations

2015      Size: 12" x 12"                                            Price: $300

Bursting light images appear in the hand-dyed fabrics selected for this composition. Created with raw silk (from Bhutanese tie-dyed fabric) and cotton hand-dyes; machine pieced, machine textured to evoke the excitement of lighting rays. 

Was traveling in a SAQA Trunk Show for two years until 2016.               

Ad Astra

2015   Size: 22"h x 17" w                     Price: $300

Dark lake, complex land forms, vegetation --- aspiring upwards through the storms.  Expressive hand-dyed cotton fabrics mix with prints, silk, and batiks to create an image of a night.  

Tocatta and Fugue

2014         Size: 22" x 22"                                              Price: $500

Wild rhythms, blocks of sound --- clear sharp notes. The shape, the rhythm, the precise articulation, all interpreted and made visible.                                       

Dragonfly's Wing

2014      Size: 40h x 24w                                           Price: $800

Inspired by the wings of a red dragonfly, a Flame Skimmer, a Cardinal Meadowhawk, or just a plain old Red Darter.  Glittering light reflecting off wing segments.         

Flowing 2

2013      Size: 45"h x 30"w                                      Price: $1800.

Liquid movement both diagonal and horizontal.  Exhibited at The Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont CA and in "Reflections" (SDMAAG exhibit) at Gallery 21, Spanish Village, San Diego.                                               Gallery framed.

Ignition

2012           Size:  83"h x 83"w                             Price:  $8000.

Strong gestural movements reacting to the light, the wind, and the flames.  Inspired by powerful black oil stick drawings by Richard Serra, seen in SF MOMA.

Shown in New Quilts of Northern California at Pacific International Quilt Festival in 2013 and "That's a Quilt", a SAQA exhibit within the S.F. Quilt Guild's annual show in 2015.

Photograph: Don Tuttle, Emeryville CA.               

Ignition - detail

Detail shows the multi directional stitched textures and some of the special hand dyed fabric and the black and white, flickering "ignition" fabric.

Photograph by Don Tuttle.

Sinfonia

2014         Size: 56"h x 50"w                                   Price: $300

Shape variables, reminiscent of musical instruments, faces, etc. Techniques: Free hand curve cutting; machine appliqued with raw edges; machine quilted.           

Fault Lines I

2013      Size: 30"h x 35"w                                    Price: $1400.

These are the forces that tear our world apart, with a roar.  Fierce, trembling motion and chunks of fear.

Awarded Honorable Mention in "Expressionism" exhibit at the Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, CA. Also shown at The Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont CA in 2014 and at the "Contemporary Expressionism" show in the Lyceum Gallery, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego.                                                   

Running Through

2008      Size: 63"h x 44"w                                          Price: $3500.

Free hand curved cutting, machine pieced, both machine- and hand- quilted. Exhibited for one plus years in the touring SAQA exhibit "I'm Not Crazy". Shown at The Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont CA. 

 

Wetlands Meandering

2016    Size: 34” x 24” w      Water moves mysteriously over land forms.  Iridescent color slicks the surface. In the depths, biota thrive at their stable, microscopic level. Oozing water textures the wetlands.                      SOLD.

Flowing I

2012     Size: 45"h x 42"w   Blowing in the wind and sun.   SOLD.

Swiss Chard

2013       Approx. 44"h x 22"w      Two images in panel ... mulit-colored summer swiss chard scattered on a table.  

Not for Sale; owned by friends of the Artist.

Dappled

2014   Size: 34”h x 50”w      

Dappled depicts the effect of sunlight streaming through both mature trees and under story trees and shrubs.           SOLD.                                        

Exhibitions: It was juried into the “Go Wild! (National Parks- Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary)” a 2014 on-line exhibit sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, http://www.rmqm.org. Dappled was also hung in “How Does Your Garden Grow?” Art Quilts 2014 at the Whistler Museum in Lowell, MA.  http://www.whistlerhouse.org.                                          

 

Serra I

2014Size: 31"h x 40"w     

Serra I  initiates a new series exploring the strong, gestural sweep of hand and arm through space. As a forceful sketch it has many references: Richard Serra's work, the Sierras, Burnt Sienna, Stonehenge, amphitheater seating, rusted Corten steel.

SOLD to The Alameda County Arts Commission for public exhibition.

Silhouette

2014      Size: 30"h x 50"w      

SOLD to The Alameda County Arts Commission for public exhibition.

Incurvate and Excurvate
Ad Infinitum
Anomalies
Chapperal Country
A Song of Ascent
Genesis (or Headphone Gal)
Oh! Rock-a My Soul! (or Revelations)
Vibrations
Ad Astra
Tocatta and Fugue
Dragonfly's Wing
Flowing 2
Ignition
Ignition - detail
Sinfonia
Fault Lines I
Running Through
Wetlands Meandering
Flowing I
Swiss Chard
Dappled
Serra I
Silhouette