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The Patient Eye

48-hour performance, April 5–12. Performed by Jonathan VanDyke
Exhibition, April 7–June 17
The Columbus Museum, Georgia

Jonathan VanDyke will stand silently and view 16 quilts that he selected from the Museum's collection, one at a time for 3 hours each, in a 48-hour durational performance running continuously during the museum's opening hours from 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5 until 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12. The quilts will be installed on the ground floor of the Museum's central galleria. Visitors will be able to view both sides of the quilts on view, providing access to extraordinary and diverse examples, including rarely displayed works dating back to the early 19th century.

In addition to the performance, VanDyke has curated an exhibition by the same title, taking place in the Leebern Gallery on the Museum's second floor and running through June 17. The exhibition includes several of VanDyke's paintings installed next to objects from the collection, including an important turn-of-the-century Lone Star quilt made by African-American quilter Angeline Rebecca Pitts, and candid photos from the archive of celebrated abstract painter Alma Thomas. "VanDyke's performance is analogous to watching a play or seeing a concert: there is only a relatively short time in which to experience it," said curator Jonathan Frederick Walz. "We encourage visitors to drop in several times to see different aspects of the project as it literally 'unfolds.'"
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