Ian Berry who many of you will know with his work made solely in denim has just launched a new collection of works called 'Hotel California' in a London Solo exhibition at the Catto Gallery, opening June 30th. For those who have been lucky enough to see them in real life, for example at Paducah last year they have to be seen to be believed and if you can see in London please take our advice to do so!  Made only of denim jeans they are layered and textured and appear like paintings until at touching difference. The work is based on his period in Los Angeles last year.

The Artist who was named as a top 30 under 30 in the world a few years ago and has been creating these painstakingly detailed works for nearly 15 years has now landed another accolade, but he needs our help! He is on the final 100 shortlist for the top 50 influential people in denim for 2019. Give him your vote at www.rivet50.com (It is on the last page of five and looks like the image below.). VOTING ENDS ON JUNE 28, 2019.

#11 eileenkny 2019-06-28 19:24
All I can say is WOW!
#10 Cindy K 2019-06-28 16:15
Cindy K
I saw his exhibit last year at Paducah. It was my first trip to this quilt show and I wanted to go specifically because he was going to be there. I have been watching his work for several years. It’s just incredible. Definitely worth the trip.
#9 macintosh 2019-06-28 07:12
Unbelievable. Creativity with denim unmatched.
#8 melegchristine 2019-06-26 17:16
Okay, just one question. Where are the Eagles? Remember, you can check in but can never check out...Welcome to the Hotel California.....
#7 Jennie S 2019-06-26 16:23
I love seeing his art. Such wonderful pictorials.
#6 Lynn J Randall 2019-06-26 10:37
These are beyond incredible! I hope I can see these quilts in person sometime. I would love to study them up close. Thanks for sharing these with us!
#5 J Elliott 2019-06-26 09:22
Wow! THERE is a lot of talent! Awesome.
#4 Janet Moyer 2019-06-26 09:12
Wow! I love each and every one of these quilts. Who would have ever guessed that denim could do so much? Isn't it nice that some quilters REALLY think out of the box? These are really fine art.
#3 Brit 2019-06-26 07:18
I saw his exhibit in Paducah last year. I was very impressed. But then I talked to him and learned the intent behind and meaning of that exhibit. Now it became an emotional and very touching experience.

Do you know the intent and meaning of “Hotel California”?
#2 Judy C Walker 2019-06-26 06:30
That’s Anthony Bourdain in the bar at Club Deuce! Ian Berry is a phenomenal talent.
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