Gone but Never Forgotten:
Remembering Those Lost to Police Brutality

Virtual Exhibition

Gone but Never Forgotten: Remembering Those Lost to Police Brutality was a national juried exhibition showcasing 26 quilts that honor those whose lives were violently ended due to police negligence and brutality and critiques the targeting and criminalization of Black bodies throughout history.

Curated by Carolyn L. Mazloomi, this exhibition was part of Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network’s We Are the Story initiative. It premiered at Textile Center from September 15 – December 24, 2020, and traveled to Lanesboro Arts from February 13 – April 1, 2021. These quilts, along with the artists’ statements, are included in the book We Are the Story: A Visual Response to Racism by Carolyn L. Mazloomi, and it is available for purchase through Textile Center’s retail shop or online. (Click here to order.)

(Featured artwork: Clara Nartey, Charleena; Marilyn Hamilton Jackson, Say Their Names; Linda R. Asbury, Her Name is Beloved Speak Her Name: Secoriea Turner; Zoe Lautz, Sandra; Dixie Walker, Justice)

Joan Mondale Gallery - Textile Center

Photos by Rik Sferra

Individual Quilts

Photographed by curator Carolyn Mazloomi

Say Their Names!
Enee Abelman
St. Petersburg, FL
46″ x 42″

Her Name is Beloved Speak Her Name: Secoriea Turner
Linda R. Asbury
Stone Mountain, GA
21″ x 17″

Don’t Let My Name Fade Away
Sharon V. Buck
Newport, TN
33.5″ x 25″

And Counting…
Ora Clay
Oakland, CA
26.5″ x 28″

Justice Flatlined
Donnette A. Cooper
Washington, DC
35.5″ x 36″

Last Cry
Cheryl M. Coulter
Bloomington, MN
30″ x 18″

Everybody Gonna Shine
Rebecca Cynamon-Murphy
Wheaton, IL
32″ x 54″

WRITING on the Wall
Deborah Fell
Champaign, IL
36″ x 26″

Hands Up
Gloria Gammage Davis
Philadelphia, PA
25.5″ x 35.5″

Know Their Faces
Gwen Gordon
Tucker, GA
37″ x 38″

Say Their Names
Marilyn Hamilton Jackson
Springfield Gardens, NY
31″ x 23.5″

Emanuel Nine Martyrs
Gloria Kellon
Shaker Heights, OH
60″ x 38″

I’ll Fly Away
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Chapel Hill, NC
42″ x 40″

Angela Lanier
Oxon Hills, MD
33″ x 36″

Somebody’s Child
Carol Larson
Petaluma, CA
34″ x 34″

Zoe Lautz
Minneapolis, MN
29.5″ x 21″

Tomasita Louviere-Ligons
Austin, TX
48″ x 31″

Clara Nartey
West Haven, CT
40″ x 30″

View of Heaven from My Window
Gwen Triay Samuels
Albuquerque, NM
34″ x 35″

George Floyd: A Tipping Point
Gwen Schagrin
Minneapolis, MN
24.5″ x 23.5″

Not Minnesota Nice
Jill Slipper Scholtz
Eden Prairie, MN
23.5″ x 21.75″

Corona Virus with Police Brutality on the Fringe
Carole Gary Staples
West Chester, OH
26″ x 28.5″

How Many Deaths Will it Take
Jane Hill Stokes
Lewes, DE
35.5″ x 35″

Dixie L. Walker
Clinton, MA
35″ x 35″
On loan from the collection of Marilyn Klug

Georgia Williams
Houston, TX
38″ x 39″

A Mother’s Lament
Janice Willis
Altadena, CA
32″ x 39″

Sauda A. Zahra
Durham, NC
27″ x 25″