Author Archives: Francesca Capone

RAZZLE DAZZLE: Samantha Bittman

Samantha Bittman’s recent show Razzle Dazzle at Chicago’s Andrew Rafacz Gallery certainly promises what the title indicates. Playing with painting over patterned weave structures in often black and white compositions and subsequently layered onto a similarly patterned wallpaper, the optical effect of

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RAZZLE DAZZLE: Samantha Bittman

Samantha Bittman’s recent show Razzle Dazzle at Chicago’s Andrew Rafacz Gallery certainly promises what the title indicates. Playing with painting over patterned weave structures in often black and white compositions and subsequently layered onto a similarly patterned wallpaper, the optical effect of

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VARIATIONS ON A THEME: Alicia Scardetta

It seems like it was just yesterday that Alicia Scardetta was interning at the Textile Arts Center and beginning to conceive of some really stellar new ideas of wrapping yarn while weaving. But it wasn’t yesterday – it was three

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VARIATIONS ON A THEME: Alicia Scardetta

It seems like it was just yesterday that Alicia Scardetta was interning at the Textile Arts Center and beginning to conceive of some really stellar new ideas of wrapping yarn while weaving. But it wasn’t yesterday – it was three

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DRAFT NOTATION: New Book by Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin is a friend of the Textile Arts Center, and she’s just come out with some new work: Draft Notation is her latest artist book put out by Granary Books. Bervin made these typewriter works after the studies Anni

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DRAFT NOTATION: New Book by Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin is a friend of the Textile Arts Center, and she’s just come out with some new work: Draft Notation is her latest artist book put out by Granary Books. Bervin made these typewriter works after the studies Anni

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NEW TALENT: Amber Day

Textile Arts Center world, join me in welcoming a new talent, Amber Day, fresh from RISD’s Textiles BFA program, Class of 2014. I came across Amber’s work in the Degree Project Exhibition at RISD, which was an incredible presentation all in all!

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NEW TALENT: Amber Day

Textile Arts Center world, join me in welcoming a new talent, Amber Day, fresh from RISD’s Textiles BFA program, Class of 2014. I came across Amber’s work in the Degree Project Exhibition at RISD, which was an incredible presentation all in all!

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WEAVER IN THE WOODS: Ismini Samanidou

I’m feeling lucky these past few weeks, as I’ve been invited to be a resident artist at The Anni and Josef Albers Foundation – and not only that, but I’ve been so fortunate to keep the company of the other

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WEAVER IN THE WOODS: Ismini Samanidou

I’m feeling lucky these past few weeks, as I’ve been invited to be a resident artist at The Anni and Josef Albers Foundation – and not only that, but I’ve been so fortunate to keep the company of the other

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PAINTING WITH WEAVING OR WEAVING WITH PAINTING?: Katherine Bernhardt & Youssef Jdia

Katherine Bernhardt’s work has been on the contemporary art market since the early 2000′s.  She’s most famously associated with portraits of fashion models, sharp and angular – almost ugly, yet with an incredible sense of aesthetics.  Her recent work, specifically

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PAINTING WITH WEAVING OR WEAVING WITH PAINTING?: Katherine Bernhardt & Youssef Jdia

Katherine Bernhardt’s work has been on the contemporary art market since the early 2000′s.  She’s most famously associated with portraits of fashion models, sharp and angular – almost ugly, yet with an incredible sense of aesthetics.  Her recent work, specifically

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WEAVER EXPLORER: Mimi Jung of Brook & Lyn

You’ve heard me ruminate on this subject before, but I like to think we can all relate — it really is a puzzle to be a weaver in the contemporary art and design market, and it’s especially tricky to be

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WEAVER EXPLORER: Mimi Jung of Brook & Lyn

You’ve heard me ruminate on this subject before, but I like to think we can all relate — it really is a puzzle to be a weaver in the contemporary art and design market, and it’s especially tricky to be

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THE ARTICULATION OF TWILL: Ruth Laskey

The nature of weaving is incredibly rigid in that there are two givens – warp and weft – and a principle method – they must interlace within the structure of a grid.  Though there is a world of patterning and

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THE ARTICULATION OF TWILL: Ruth Laskey

The nature of weaving is incredibly rigid in that there are two givens – warp and weft – and a principle method – they must interlace within the structure of a grid.  Though there is a world of patterning and

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READING LIST: Textile Texts (& Images)

There are a million amazing books out there in the world about textiles.  My personal favorite, Selected Writings On Design by Anni Albers, has mysteriously gone missing – which is truly tragic! I highly recommend you pick one up, and while

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READING LIST: Textile Texts (& Images)

There are a million amazing books out there in the world about textiles.  My personal favorite, Selected Writings On Design by Anni Albers, has mysteriously gone missing – which is truly tragic! I highly recommend you pick one up, and while

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MUST SEE, TOUCH, WEAR: Isabel Wilson Collection & Interview

These past few weeks has been that special time in New York City that we all call FASHION WEEK that has somehow progressively gotten longer and become more and more intense in the past few years.  I sat this one

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MUST SEE, TOUCH, WEAR: Isabel Wilson Collection & Interview

These past few weeks has been that special time in New York City that we all call FASHION WEEK that has somehow progressively gotten longer and become more and more intense in the past few years.  I sat this one

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