quilt: Van Dyke brown photo on various cottons
image 69 x 78
|Mallory Cremin (born 1962 in Park Ridge Ill.) has been exhibiting her photographic artwork in galleries and museums across the country since 1989. She received her MFA from Arizona State University in 1993. Mallory has taught photography and art since 1992, in Southern California and New York, most recently with CSU San Bernardino, and at Idyllwild Arts Academy. She moved to Idyllwild, California, in 1998 and lives with her husband, Rob Rutherford, also an artist, and two sons Cassius (11) and Noah (8).
Crossing boundaries between art and craft, interior treatments and exterior views, is part of recognizing that what's out there is connected to what's inside. We are not insulated from the social and ecologic web of our world. Clothing is our primary insulator against the environment. I use fabric as a support for my images for the tactile qualities and for the added dimension of relating to the way we live. Rauschenberg said it better, that art relates more to life when it is taken from life. The attraction to repairing what we do have is echoed in the use of patchwork quilting techniques, and frequently, the recycling of materials. An art from we can live with, lean on, cover ourselves with, reuse, store easily, all these are important supports for the subject of the work.
Mallory Cremin web site