"My abstract textile paintings are informed by many elements: my love of the colors and geological forms of the Southwest, repetition, pattern, and an attraction to human-made structures for containment, such as fences and stone walls."
Lisa Call works in series, exploring themes of interest in great depth. Color is of primary importance and is combined, intuitively, in unexpected ways, employing a unique palette of cotton fabrics she hand dyes. She is drawn to textiles by the tactile nature of the medium, and is intrigued by the flexibility of woven fabric in contrast to its underlying rigid grid construction.
Call manipulates sections of pre-constructed color, versus applying pigment in small brush strokes, to create each composition. Individual elements are cut freehand and placed onto a flannel-covered
studio wall, where she works improvisationally, designing, constructing, and refining the lines and shapes in the piece. Extensive stitching on the surface adds rich texture to the finished work.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Color Improvisations, Stuttgart, Germany, Haus Der Wirtschaft, 2010
Solo exhibit, Boulder, CO, Macky Gallery, University of Colorado, 2010
Art Quilt Elements, Wayne, PA, Wayne Art Center, 2009
Solo exhibit, Lincoln, NE, Lux Center for the Arts, 2008
Lydia S. Golomb Memorial Award for Outstanding Use of Traditional Materials, Pittsburgh, PA, Fiberart International, Society fo Contemporary Craft, 2007
Juried exhibition -- Quilt National, Athens, OH, Diary Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, 2007
Collection, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH, 2010
Collection, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO, 2010
Collection, Town of Parker, Parker, CO, 2010
Collection, College Hill Library, Front Range Community College, Broomfield, CO, 2010