Fifteen Years on the Line
LocationJeannette Powell Art Center/Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
This playful 15-year retrospective of Second Story’s complete body of work hangs with Co-founder Julie Beeler’s quilts in her alma mater’s art gallery.
Inspired by the very first Second Story project—the clothespin multimedia mailer “Pinch”—this two-part exhibition at the University of the Pacific hangs the studio’s work from clotheslines in one gallery while the quilted artwork of Julie Beeler hangs in an adjacent gallery. Visitors can watch Pinch play on a dedicated screen in a display vase with the original Pinch packaging and selected clothespins in the front of the exhibition. The main gallery has criss-crossed clotheslines throughout from which fifteen large banners feature over 200 projects, each represented in a row of images arranged chronologically. In contrast to the professional work of this University of the Pacific alumnus, the diverse quilts hanging in the other half of the exhibition reveal the personal creative ambitions of the studio Co-founder.
- Kieran Lynn, Brad Johnson, Jan Schmelter, Matt Sundstrom
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