Lillie Mae Pettway is Mary Lee Bendolph’s sister and the daughter of Aolar Mosely.
The women of Gee’s Bend—a small, remote, black community in Alabama—have created hundreds ofquilt masterpieces dating from the early twentieth century to the present. The Quilts of Gee’s Bend tells the story of this town and its art.
“Some of the most miraculous works of art America has produced….So eye-poppingly gorgeous that it’s hard to know how to begin to account for them.” –New York Times
Creation Story explores parallels and intersections in the works of Dial and his fellow Alabamians, the remarkable quilters of Gee’s Bend.
This exhibition explores parallels and intersections in the works of the world-famous Gee’s Bend quilters and the self-taught master of assemblage art, Thornton Dial.
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