The Skin We Are In is an exhibit that came about as a result of the American Quilter's Society (AQS) pulling not one, but TWO art quilts, from a Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) exhibit within their 2016 show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This action was carried out after AQS received a single, solitary complaint from an attendee who felt one of the pieces contained a penis. Yep. You read that right. Some goody two shoes couldn't handle a cock. And what's even MORE pathetic than AQS acting as judge and jury by censoring an ART exhibit?!? THERE. WAS. NO. PENIS. Miss Polly Prude totally needs to take a chill pill. Here is the full story of this AQS/SAQA saga from the artist herself, Kathy Nida.
As a way to combat the ignorance demonstrated by Pure Polly Prude (whomever she is) and the incredulous response of AQS, Maddie Kertay of the Badass Quilter's Society organized The Skin We Are In, giving fiber artists a platform to share their explorations of the human form without boundaries. I am super stoked to be a contributing artist in this effort showcasing two of my art quilts. Many, many thanks to Maddie for spearheading this event!
When you enter the gallery, please scroll through each artist's images. Hover over their main image and then click left/right to view them all.
Heads up: There are LOTS of penises in THIS exhibit!