Boston Art Review

Last Chance: Michael C. Thorpe On Quilting a Dream
At his first solo exhibition, Michael C. Thorpe is boldly pulling on the threads of a centuries-old craft—and it’s paying off. “Meandering Thoughts,” which has been on view at one of SoWa’s newest galleries, LaiSun Keane, presents a series of quilts depicting interiors, faraway landscapes, poetry, and portraiture with layered cuts of vibrant fabrics. Though he uses a relatively high-tech quilting machine, signs of his detailed handiwork, along with his memories and dreams, are woven into every piece. Despite being only a little over a year into what he calls his “real” career as an artist, Thorpe sold all eighteen pieces within the first week of the show’s opening.
 
May 5, 2021
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