AN EXHIBITION OF QUILTS AND PRINTS BY THE WOMEN FROM GEE'S BEND  

Mary Lee Bendolph, Louisiana Bendolph, Loretta Pettway, Loretta Bennett 

Carl Solway Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of prints and quilts made by the women from Gee’s Bend, Alabama. The exhibition was on display through September 21st, 2018. It included 21 etchings and 3 large-scale quilts. These etchings, directly relating to the renowned quilt imagery, are a result of collaboration between the women of Gee’s Bend with master printers. The prints exhibited are made by four different Gee’s Bend women, Mary Lee Bendolph, Louisiana Bendolph, Loretta Bennett, and Loretta Pettway. The etchings are the result of an innovative technique devised to make a transfer from an actual small-scaled sampler quilt to an etching plate coated with a thin layer of wax and then treated with acid to create the printable image.
Images courtesy of Paulson Fontaine Press.

 

 

 

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LOUISIANA BENDOLPH, American Housetop for the Arnetts, 2005, color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, image: 36 x 30 inches, paper: 45.5 x 38 inches, Edition of 50 LOUISIANA BENDOLPH, As I Leave Shall I Return, 2013, Color softground etching with aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image & Paper: 34 x 26.5 inches, Edition of 50 MARY LEE BENDOLPH, Black and Brown, 2005, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 24 x 24 inches, Paper: 33 x 30.5 inches, Edition of 50 LORETTA BENNETT, Blues, 2007, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 32 x 22 inches, Paper: 42.5 x 31 inches, Edition of 50

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LOUISIANA BENDOLPH, Doorway to a Dream, 2013, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image & Paper: 28.5 x 32.5 inches, Edition of 50 MARY LEE BENDOLPH, Fields, 2014, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 22.75 x 22.5 inches, Paper: 30.75 x 29.5 inches, Edition of 50 MARY LEE BENDOLPH, Fourteen, 2014, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 23 x 23 inches, Paper: 30.75 x 29.5 inches, Edition of 50 MARY LEE BENDOLPH, Get Ready, 2007, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 25 x 33 inches, Paper: 36 x 43 inches, Edition of 50
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MARY LEE BENDOLPH, Lonnie’s Flag, 2014, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 23.25 x 29.5 inches, Paper: 30.75 x 29.5 inches, Edition of 50 LOUISIANA BENDOLPH, Look Underneath, 2013, Color softground etching with aquatint. Rives BFK paper. Image: 29 x 25 inches Paper: 37 x 32 inches, Edition of 50 LOUISIANA BENDOLPH, Mayday 2005, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper. Image: 32.5 x 27.5 inches, Paper: 42 x 35.5 inches, Edition of 50 LOUISIANA BENDOLPH, New Generation 2007, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 21 x 28 inches, Paper: 31 x 36 inches, Edition of 50
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LORETTA BENNETT, No Way, No Way, 2007, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 32.5 x 27 inches, Paper: 39.5 x 36 inches, Edition of 50 LORETTA PETTWAY, Old Beauty, 2007, Color softground and hardground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on Somerset white textured paper, Image: 19 x 16.75 inches, Paper: 28 x 24.75 inches, Edition of 50 MARY LEE BENDOLPH, Passing By, 2007, Color softground etching with aquatint, spitbite aquatint and chine collé on Somerset white textured paper, Image: 29 x 34 inches, Paper: 39 x 43 inches, Edition of 50 MARY LEE BENDOLPH, Patch, 2014, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 29 x 45.5 inches, Paper: 38 x 53.5 inches, Edition of 50
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LOUISIANA BENDOLPH, History, 2007, Color softground etching with aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 17 x 25 inches, Paper: 27.75 x 34.5 inches, Edition of 50 LOUISIANA BENDOLPH, Housetop Block At My Mother’s Knees, 2013, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 16 x 27 inches, Paper: 23 x 32 inches, Edition of 50 LORETTA PETTWAY, Lazy Gal, 2007, Color softground and hardground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on Somerset white textured paper, Image: 29.5 x 24 inches, Paper: 39.5 x 33 inches, Edition of 50 MARY LEE BENDOLPH, Put Together, 2014, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 43 x 33 inches, Paper: 52 x 41 inches, Edition of 50
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LOUISIANA BENDOLPH, Shared Legacy 2007, Color softground etching with aquatint and spitbite aquatint on somerset white textured paper, Image: 19 x 25 inches, Paper: 31 x 34.5 inches, Edition of 50 MARY LEE BENDOLPH, Strip Quilt, MA-007 2009 Cotton Blend Quilt, Approx. 86 x 75 inches MARY LEE BENDOLPH, African Nation, Strip Quilt, MA-040-40 2010, Cotton Blend Quilt, Approx. 90 x 81 inches MARY LEE BENDOLPH, Blocks and Strip Quilt, MA-048 2009, Cotton and Corduroy Blend Quilt, Approx. 72 x 80 inches