A Plane View of Things Past/Transparent Ideas
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Artist:   Jan Myers  
Title:   A Plane View of Things Past/Transparent Ideas  
Date:   1984  
Medium:   Cotton  
Dimensions:   91 1/4 x 76 1/2 in. (231.78 x 194.31 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of funds from Minnesota Quilters and an anonymous donor  
Location:   Gallery Not on view  

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Jan Myers-Newbury has been quilting since 1976 and is now considered a leader in the American surface design movement. A Plane View of Things Past/Transparent Ideas was commissioned specifically for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It represents her early work using meticulously dyed fabrics to build layers upon layers of abstract shapes into the surface of her quilts. In stark contrast to the improvised quality of Mary Lee Bendolph's quilt Strings, seen nearby, Myers-Newbury 's designs are mathematically precise in both concept and execution. Myers-Newbury now lives in Pennsylvania, and has concentrated on constructing quilts from shibori-dyed fabrics since the 1990s.

Name:   Myers, Jan  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American, born 1950  

Object Description  
Classification:   Textiles  
Physical Description:   cotton quilt; hand-dyed  
Creation Place:   North America, United States, , ,  
Accession #:   84.63  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts