2013 SDA Exhibition – Kathryn Clark

Foreclosure Quilts
This is the intro members got before viewing Kathryn Clark’s work:
“Clark’s life as an architect and urban planner influences her work as an artist. As the foreclosure crisis spiraled out of control, this exhibit took its form from foreclosure maps that marked the disintegration of neighborhoods in major U.S. cities.”
Many of us had also previously read articles about her work.

‘Detroit Foreclosure Quilt’ 

But I wasn’t prepared for the impact of her work.
The fabric was torn and roughly cut away. Each exposed, raw, red shape documented the upheaval of family homes or businesses.

We had all heard the statistics but Kathryn’s quilted cloth mapped out the reality of the situation.

She translated the collected numbers into a story the viewer could relate to.
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