Exhibit: The Art of the Quilt — Fiber & Clay

Posted on: January 15, 2024, by :

Gloria Gammage Davis puts the focus on African American history and culture in her fine art quilt creations.

At AAHMSNJ Atlantic City (Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University)

2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

FREE. Donations are encouraged.

Gloria Gammage Davis' quilted art pieces will be on display from February 1 to March 30, 2024 at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey in Atlantic City.

Ms. Davis’ thought provoking compositions employ the techniques of classic needle artistry but deconstruct the form of the familiar rectangular quilt with the use of organic inclusions, abstract shapes, sculptural forms, embroidered text, and African symbology. She uses written and embroidered text, block prints, and colorful African textiles to refine the messages of race and heritage in her artwork.

Davis has exhibited nationally and throughout the region. Her quilts are included in the publications "We Are the Story" (2021), and "Black Pioneer Legacy in the American West" (2022). The multi-talented assemblage artist is a graduate of Cheyney State University of Pennsylvania.