Exhibition: June 8 – December 1, 2024

Michael C. Thorpe: Homeowners Insurance

Exhibition dates: June 8 – December 1, 2024

Michael C. Thorpe: Homeowners Insurance presents the quilt-based work of American conceptual artist Michael C. Thorpe. The fifteen forms on view illustrate Thorpe’s distinct visual language known for its geometric shapes, colorful textures, and energetic stitching. A true storyteller, Thorpe shares his world through his expressions—his friends and family, inspirational figures, daily surroundings, athletic endeavors, even painterly abstractions and meaningful texts. By depicting harmonious narratives, Thorpe aims to inspire connection between people from all walks of life.

Homeowners Insurance reflects Thorpe’s evolving approach to making, one he admits is “subject to change” and currently rooted in exploring multiple, co-existing ideologies. With quilting as a foundation, he brings together contrasting ideas—intention and intuition, structure and freedom, technique and theory—to suggest the expansive possibilities of art and life.

This exhibition is made possible with support from Morse Insurance Company, Eastern Bank, and Ann’s Fabrics, as well as support by the Gretchen Keyworth Fund and the Jonathan Fairbanks Fund.

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