Tied and True

Zicafoose print, tapestry exhibit at Lied Gallery inspired by ikat, alt form of dyeing textile

Mary Zicafoose. Warp Ikat fabric, detail, photographed in the market in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2011,

If unusual weave and tapestry is your thing, join textile artist Mary Zicafoose at the Lied Art Gallery opening reception of her Ikat exhibit January 24, from 4 – 7 p.m., with a gallery talk at 4:30.

Zicafoose’s solo will feature the ikat technique in a display of tapestries illustrating a new series of ikat-inspired collographic mono prints as well as wearables and linens created for her new book, titled Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth to be released in May.

Ikat is a resist-dye process used on textiles that requires the threads used in the weaving process to be dyed before being woven together. Zicafoose uses her own adaptation of the ancient technique, which she has been experimenting with and honing for 35 years. The contemporary reinterpretation of the weaving tradition is used to engage viewers in dialogue about color, pattern and symbols.

Mary Zicafoose: Ikat opens Jan. 24 from 4-7 p.m. and runs through March 6 at the Lied Art Gallery on 2500 California Plz. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, search for Lied Art Gallery at creighton.edu.


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