Denyse continues to explore linear themes in The Straight and Narrow, her second quilt collection at Ralph Pucci. Lines, stripes, direction and space converge and coalesce to create a meditative study in simplicity. Inspired by and utilizing vintage-inspired ticking stripe linens and cottons, Denyse juxtaposes the varying stripes against parchment and charcoal backgrounds. The (mis)aligning of the horizontal and vertical compositions unexpectedly directs the eye and mind. Fragments of memories – a glimpse inside a suitcase, a cottage bedroom at season’s end – are evoked by these deceptively simple quilts. The quilts are machine-quilted, in a hand-rendered variation of the figure eight pattern Denyse uses exclusively for her Works Collection quilts.
The exhibition will be on view through May 2012 in the Penthouse Gallery. The show features furniture by Chris Lehrecke, photographs and art installation by Manuel Geerinck.