This past Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, South Bay Art Association members, friends and family met at the Cheese Patch on Main Street in Patchogue, NY to celebrate the amazing the solo exhibition by SBAA member Jacqueline Dupré.


by Jacquline Dupré

Knots is a study in pattern, texture and the fine craft of handmade lace-making through the art of cyanotype processing.

Knots pays historical tribute to The Lace Mill of Patchogue. This collection utilizes cyanotype printing, which was commonly used in photograph and blueprint making at the time the mill was in production.

Entwining history with heritage and inspired by the delicate intricacies of the individual knots that form unique patterns, Jacqueline Dupré prints vintage, crocheted lace, each to be admired for their beauty.

What is a Cyanotype ?

Cyanotype is a process of photographic printing that is known for its distinctive blue and green colors. This process was invented nearly 170 years ago by Astronomer, Sir John Herschel. This style of images gets their name from the Greek word “cyan”, meaning “dark blue substance.” Dupré uses and manipulates this age old process to perfectly capture the delicate details of lace.

Food, Friends & Art !

The evening was an incredible success! It was great to see SBAA members converse along with Jacqueline’s family and friends. So many attendees were intrigued and captivated by the collection of cyanotypes that many seized the opportunity to speak to Dupré first hand to learn more about her process. It truly was a celebration of her love of history, her creativity and her dedication to the arts!

As always, thank you to the Cheese Patch for being one of our satellite galleries and supporting the local arts! We could not have done it without Paige, and her amazing wine and the incredible cheese platter that kept us all happy!

Want to see this work in person ?

“Knots” will be up for display and purchase until October, 2022. Be sure not to miss this one!

The Cheese Patch

E Main Street, Patchogue, New York 11772

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