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Anne Marie Kenny
Anne Marie Kenny, Integrated Circuit Microchip Industrial Square, 2019

2019

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The Amoskeag Mills in Manchester, New Hampshire and the Lowell Mills in Massachusetts profoundly influence the work of Anne Marie Kenny. The stories of the mill girls that moved from farms into cities, as the Industrial Revolution flourished in New England, were a rich source of history that Kenny mined while evolving her work as a textile artist into a series that has a deeper connection for her as a woman artist. Illuminating the contrasts of the hand-made versus machine-made became an aesthetic that elicits controversy due to the way things of value are produced versus the factory workers’ individual contribution. As the technology industry moved into those repurposed textile mills in Manchester in the last two decades of the 20th century, cast-off computer and electronic parts, including microchips, became readily available in scrap yards around the mills. The innovation, circuitry, patterns and mystique of the parts intrigue Kenny. She describes “the inside of microchips as having a quilt-like aesthetic combined with a resource to carry information, much like the quilt has done throughout history." Kenny coined the title Industrial Quilts for this new conceptual series of sculptures. Industrial Quilts suggest a new aesthetic which combines traditional and non-traditional quilt making, using the scrap from materials made available in large quantities today. But the larger narrative points to the mill girls of the late 19th century who laid a path for women to become financially independent, organize to improve workplace conditions, and to ultimately prove a woman's right to become leaders in their communities. Kenny’s Industrial Quilts have been exhibited throughout the United States and Internationally including Japan, Taiwan and Europe. Industrial Quilts are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts & Design, NY and the Currier Museum of Art Manchester, NH. Curator at the Museum of Arts & Design, Ursula Ilse-Neuman, included Kenny’s Industrial Quilt installation in the exhibit “Six Continents of Quilts” from the MAD permanent collection of art quilts and wrote an article which included Anne’s work titled “The Art Quilt Takes the World Stage”, 2002.

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  • Dimensions
    H 13 in. x W 13 in. x D 1 in.H 33.02 cm x W 33.02 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
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    LU17225324912
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