All nine Eviction Quilts will be on display at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff. The show opens this Thursday, June 27 (with a reception from 5–7 p.m.) and will run through September 28.
“The quilts in this series by James Matthews are all made from clothes and bedding left curbside after local evictions — each quilt representing a single eviction in Little Rock. The found material was washed, pieced, and sewn into quilt tops, which were then backed and hand-tied with cotton yarn. The quilts serve as a sort of material archive, documenting the personal and physical loss of the eviction, while also transforming the fragments into something that speaks to function and comfort.”