Artist Talk: Weaving Light: Material Illusion in Wool

Helena Hernmarck, "Box Project" artist

5:30 PM: Reception
6 PM: Lecture

A pioneer of photorealistic tapestry in the 1960s, and the first to apply camera optics to hand weaving in the 1970s, Helena Hernmarck has since worked to capture the material qualities of sources as diverse as folded paper, watercolor collage, and wool itself.

In this presentation, Hernmarck will discuss the design evolution of Color Triptych (2004) and Homage to Mary Kahlenberg (2012), both featured in the museum's exhibition The Box Project: Uncommon Threads and representative of her ongoing exploration of color and light as conduits for illusion in wool.

A collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden. Fee: $10/museum members and GW students, faculty, and staff; $15/public. Advance registration is required; space is limited. Register online.