Technology as Catalyst: Textile Artists on the Cutting Edge

An exhibition of textile art created using revolutionary digital technologies, Technology as Catalyst explored the marriage of high-tech equipment and handwork. These methods enable contemporary artists to implement traditional textile concepts with new-found freedom and flexibility. Included in the exhibition were six contemporary artists: surface designers Junco Sato Pollack and Hitoshi Ujiie; Carol Westfall and Susan Brandeis, who both employ a variety of weaving, digital printing, and dyeing techniques in their work; and master weavers Lia Cook and Cynthia Schira. The exhibition was curated by Rebecca A.T. Stevens, consulting curator, contemporary textiles, The Textile Museum.