An exploration of landscape through the painstaking and richly textured medium of fabric and embroidery, guest curated by Jody Clowes. Each of the artists in the show—Terese Agnew (Lacrosse), Chris Niver (Milwaukee), Leah Evans (Madison) and Sarah Gagnon (Madison)—use needle and thread to create work that, while unabashedly beautiful, embodies the contradictions implicit in our relationship to the land.
Stitched Ground: Four Artists Embroider The Land is supported by the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, by a grant from the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation and the Overture Foundation, by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Anonymous Fund, by Suzanne and Richard R. Pieper Sr., and by Ann Neviaser. Ongoing gallery support comes from DoubleTree Hotel-Madison and Robert & Carroll Heideman. The Wisconsin Academy thanks these sponsors for their generous support.
We would also like to thank the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum for their loans of Terese Agnew's pieces to the exhibition. Finally, we thank the exhibition artists, Terese Agnew, Leah Evans, Sarah Gagnon, and Chris Niver, for their enthusiastic participation in this project..