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(106) Gallery and Studio: Exhibitions and Events


Eliza Fernand

March 6 - April 2, 2015

From March 6 - April 2, the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History is proud to present "DOCUMENT," an exhibition of photography and quilts by artist Eliza Fernand at the (106) South Division Gallery.

This installation of handmade quilts and digital photography looks at both mediums as documentation. The photographs document a fleeting moment, a temporary arrangement of items, a particular viewpoint in space. The quilts document a passage of time, a collection of scraps, the course of a needle and thread. In Fernand’s work she uses photography to inform the compositions of quilts, and quilts as the subject of photographs. Documentation is a key part of her practice when her interactive performances are usually based on experience, and sometimes intended to produce an object.


Eliza Fernand lives and works in Grand Rapids, and is often out of town guest-teaching or attending artist residencies. She founded and directs the visiting artist program at Shared Space Studio in Pentwater, and teaches part-time at Kendall and Cook Arts Center. Through fieldwork and examination, she is learning the social and aesthetic traditions of the quiltmaking craft, and conceptualizing her findings into an ongoing series of interactive works.


Top: Eliza Fernand, Flying Geese Pyramid in Eastern Idaho, photograph and quilt, 2011
Middle and Bottom: Eliza Fernand, Sidewalk Quilt, photograph and quilt, 2011

Artist Reception & First Friday Gallery Hop - 6-9pm
Friday, March 6

Meet the artists and join us for this monthly event along the Avenue for the Arts during First Friday. Refreshments served.

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About Us

Located at 106 South Division Avenue, this facility is operated by the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History and houses faculty studios and a gallery. Exhibitions embrace faculty, student and community artwork.

The 106 building also houses artist lofts and is part of the Avenue for the Arts project in downtown Grand Rapids, initiated by Dwelling Place
(read press release).


(106) Gallery and Studio
106 South Division Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Gallery Hours

Wednesday: 1pm-9pm
Thursday: 1pm-6pm
Friday: 1pm-6pm