Lot 1006
Rachel Meginnes (b. 1977), Do Pretty Girls Cry
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Deconstructed quilt, cotton batting, acrylic, and spray paint, 2018, signed and dated on the reverse.

69 x 60 in.

From the Personal Collection of Dr. Larry Wheeler and Donald Doskey, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Rachel Meginnes is a 2018-2019 N.C. Arts Council Artist Fellowship recipient and currently lives and works in Bakersville, North Carolina. She received her BA in Art at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and her MFA in Fibers at the University of Washington, Seattle. She also spent two years studying traditional Japanese textile processes in Morioka, Japan.

In 2012 she was awarded a three year residency at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and switched to creating art full time. The present work is from her series of deconstructed quilts, often found and treated as discards of a useful object at estate auctions. Meginnes begins by slowly pulling apart the quilt to reveal its foundation of batting, before building it again with paints and fibers into a new work of art.

Meginnes' works are in numerous public and private collections, including the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina.

$1,000 - 2,000