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


Subscribe to The Reader Newsletter

Our awesome email newsletter briefing tells you everything you need to know about what’s going on in Omaha. Delivered to your inbox every day at 11:00am.

Become a Supporting Member

Subscribe to thereader.com and become a supporting member to keep locally owned news alive. We need to pay writers, so you can read even more. We won’t waste your time, our news will focus, as it always has, on the stories other media miss and a cultural community — from arts to foods to local independent business — that defines us. Please support your locally-owned news media by becoming a member today.

Leave a comment