Monday, May 1, 2017

American Craft Inquiry-ACC journal editor

Michael Radyk-
Editor in Chief
Moon Jung Jang-

American Craft Inquiry-ACC journal, Editor

Michael Radyk-
Editor in Chief
American Craft Inquiry
Moon Jung Jang-
Published April 2017

Group Exhibition: Still Crazy After All These years...30 years in art

My new work for- 
browngrotta arts, 30th Anniversary exhibition.
Green Sow Sow- 2017,Cotton, Jacquard 
52”H x 66”W x 1”D, Full and Detail views 

Michael Radyk’s artwork and explorations with the Jacquard loom begin with research on the floor loom. His recent series, Corduroys, Migrations and Featherworks, brings together several concepts he has been working on in the last five years. “This work draws inspiration and vocabulary from three elements, first, featherworks from Peru and Africa, second, cut corduroy structures from Peter Collingwood’s encyclopedic text, The Techniques of Rug Weaving and third, the concept of migration -- migration of materials, pushed and pulled, cut and manipulated into both two- and three-dimensional forms,” says Radyk. For Green Sow Sow, Radyk had an additional inspiration, resulting from a conversation with Louise Mackie, then-curator of Textiles and Islamic Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, about fakes and forgeries in the Museum’s collection. “It inspired me to create a ‘forgery’ of my own work by re-imagining in two dimensions a work I had made previously.” 

Sow Sow 
28”h x 32”w x 12”d, Full and Detail views
Mixed Media, woven cut and manipulated corduroy, vinyl coated recycled polyester, fique, feathers, re purposed plastic tape & Jacquard woven textile; wool, milk fiber, recycled polyester

Peters Valley School of Craft Workshop

Friday, April 8, 2016

Interwoven States

Exhibiting in-
Interwoven States
Curated By Joanne Arnett
Sweetwater Center for the Arts
April 8-June 10, 2016
200 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA

Fiber art practices have a regional historical significance within our local craft history. In today’s contemporary technologically fueled world, textile artists are finding new ways to work with traditional materials, creating a dialog with the past and reflecting the significance of contemporary culture on our lives today. This exhibition of contemporary fiber art showcases artists from Ohio and Pennsylvania. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

FOCUS:Fiber 2016

Exhibiting in-
FOCUS: Fiber 2016
Kent State University Museum
Sponsored by The Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art
February 12-July 3, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Cleveland Museum of Art

Recent News:

My Jacquard woven textile
Swan Point #2, was acquired by the 

Cleveland Museum of Art for their Textiles Collection, 
Purchase 2016.
Funds provided by The Textile Art Alliance.