Collaborative Projects
Barbara Gallucci Collaborative Projects
Erica

Barbara Gallucci Collaborative Projects
Erica
Barbara Gallucci Collaborative Projects
Erica
Barbara Gallucci Collaborative Projects
Dottie
Barbara Gallucci Collaborative Projects
Joannie
Barbara Gallucci Collaborative Projects
Dottie
Barbara Gallucci Collaborative Projects
Diane
Barbara Gallucci Collaborative Projects
Diane
Barbara Gallucci Collaborative Projects
Installation view

VAN GOGH'S QUILT
2022

Collaboration among artists comes from the desire for community; the need for human contact, to share and to be heard. The history of quilting is predominantly female. Women gathered to sew. Many minds and hands contribute to the execution and design of the quilts which will most likely become the property of the community to be bought, sold, and gifted.

For this project, I chose the role of curator for myself, or project manager. rather than painter. I personized it by inviting all my sisters, sisters-in-laws and a few close women friends, a total of 11 women, most of whom had never made a painting before, to dp one for this project. I chose works by Vincent Van Gogh to be copied, and I chose a process invented in the mid-20th century; called PAINT BY NUMBER; an exciting new way to reproduce an image by breaking it down by color, using up to 20 or more colors per image.

This new process made it possible for anyone to paint a Van Gogh, albeit in the most mechanical of ways. Van Gogh's art and life were emotional and tortured. And yet, his paintings, filled with sadness, are still amont the artworks most often reproduced within the optimistic bubble of the PAINT BY NUMBERS system.