Coded Threads: Textile and Technology

Wed, Sep 27, 2017 through Fri, Dec 8, 2017

This exhibition brings together fourteen visual artists who use new textile technologies in their art. In her statement, the exhibition curator Seiko A. Purdue explains:

Textiles are among the oldest products of human art and skill. The earliest textile techniques in our civilization (basket weaving, indigo dyeing, etc.) are still practiced, even as technology has been changing our lives radically. While maintaining a connection to our past, textile fields are using technology to expand possibilities for innovative materials, products, arts, and environments. Artists and designers are working with scientists and creating new materials and new arts using digital technologies. We should also remember that “technology” (as well as “technique”) comes from the Greek word tekhne, meaning art or craft or skill. Our latest innovations are connected to, and grow out of, our oldest crafts.


Lia Cook, Linda Hutchins, Robin Kang, Sheila Klein, Barbara Layne and Lauren Osmond, Maggie Orth, Devorah Sperber, Reiko Sudo, Laura Thapthimkuna, Suzi Webster, Carol D. Westfall, Anne Wilson, and Margo Wolowiec. 

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