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The simple fact that physical and online galleries have totally different modes of presentation is impossible to deny; often contained within a single, rectilinear room, "white cube" galleries, with their high-monied patrons and cordoned-off curations, often evoke ideas of art-world exclusivity. Online galleries, on the other hand, typically present artworks in a thumbnail grid, slideshow, or on an infinite scrolling page, but generally lack the substantiality and depth of their physical counterparts; flattened onto 2D screens, these are restrictions that the online viewer has grown to accept, and that many artists have learned to work within.

Manuel Palou and Moises Sanabria, the duo known as Art404 (aka Art Not Found), have seemingly bridged this gap, creating a link between physical galleries and their online counterparts. Gallery404 is a browser-based gallery space where the first-person "player" can explore a three-dimensional gallery filled with iconic artworks.

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Monday, 18 March 2013 16:47

Exhibition Explores Evolution of the Quilt

Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution, which is on view at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York, traces the evolution of the North American quilt from the early 19th century to the present day. The exhibition is guest curated by Jean M. Burke of Vermont’s Shelburne Museum and explores how the form, fashion and, function of quilts have changed over the centuries.

Beyond the Bed presents a wide variety of objects from bed coverings, wall decorations, and clothing to three-dimensional sculptures and furniture accessories. While, some of the quilts on view are traditional in pattern and construction, others are more progressive.

Highlights include a rare pincushion quilt attributed to a member of the Vanderbilt family; Ella B. Chase’s (unknown-1919) Pickwick Papers Crazy Quilt depicting characters from Charles Dickens’ Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club; a tromp l’oeil quilt carved by Fraser Smith (b. 1971) from a 200-pound block of wood; and a free-standing quilted sculpture by Dominique Ehrmann.

Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution will be on view through June 16, 2013.

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