Stitched Drawings

[Lougee’s] drawings [are] not made with traditional materials but with her signature bags, layering elements like papyrus paper and fabric with the “line” created by stitching. These textural works evoke microscopic structures, suggesting an underlying, unseeing world that is bulging with possibilities and life. Assemble features a crowd of cellular shapes aggregating on the right side of the work—they might even be dividing—as the aren’t of a standard size and each has a strong nucleus. She also creates clay squares intimating a rich, cellular order, although each ceramic square is a tiny repetition in size. The have a reduced, earth-toned palette teeming with possibilities.
– B. Lynch, Director, Trustman Art Gallery