Parallel Lines: New Textile Masterworks Inspired by Geometry
December 26, 2021 - October 23, 2022
Robert and Marlyss White Gallery (Gallery 281)
Woven textiles are inherently geometric. Vertical warp and horizontal weft threads impose a gridded framework that is necessarily linear and two-dimensional. It guides but it also constrains. Presented here is a group of newly acquired textile works, all on view for the first time, which bear witness to artistic experiments in color and form that both celebrate and defy this intrinsic geometry.
Diane Itter, American, Tapis III, 1978, Tapestry weave: linen thread warps, wool wefts, The Dandelion Endowment Fund for Textiles and the Lotus Stack Textiles Endowment 2020.75