Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)


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Coded Threads: Textile and Technology

The exhibition brings together 14 well-known artists integrating textiles with technology: 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. Their works have connections with the complex set of associations embedded in the text/textile, web/website, net/networks relationship using updated tools and media. 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.


September 27, 2017
December 8, 2017
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Western Gallery
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA United States