Saturday, February 20, 2010

MICHAEL RADYK TEXTILES: Binary Fiction 2010

Exhibition:Binary Fiction:Digital Weaving, 2010, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska, October 4-29,2010. Curated by Janice Lessman-Moss
Textile Society of America Symposia, October 6-9





Visions of Gerard
52" h X 100" w

The title of this piece is from a novel by Jack Kerouac, about Lowell, Massachusetts and the scenes and sensations of his childhood there and his brother. I was trying to capture the slants of the roofs of the mills, the fog, the mist, the smoke Kerouac describes, as well as visiting and experiencing Lowell myself, trying to capture a low level of light.

Using Digital weaving allowed me to create a slow angle, with a repeat of 180 inches. The cutting of the floats adds to the veiling or mist. In many of my digital weavings the cloth is designed to be cut and manipulated. My pieces are designed with unlimited size dimensions. So a piece like Visions of Gerard can be woven the length of an industrial warp, because the piece is cut after weaving, there are almost unlimited possibilities for width and variety in surface.

Exhibition:Binary Fiction:Digital Weaving, 2010, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska , Textile Society of America