"Capturing a Style" opens Jan. 22, 2014 in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

"Capturing a Style" opens Jan. 22, 2014 in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

16 Jan 2014    

"Capturing a Style" opens Jan. 22, 2014 and continues on exhibition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery through Feb. 14.  A public reception at the gallery will be held Friday, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m.  A gallery talk by the artist, Lindsay Ducey, will start at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

Lindsay Ducey, graduate student in the department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, completed the collection of original garments and illustrations as part of her thesis work, with Dr. Barbara Trout serving as major professor.

The exhibition explores the variety of illustrating styles and techniques used by four twentieth century illustrators (Tony Viramontes, Erte, Bernard Blossac, and Mats Gustafson) and how their work can be used to inspire both contemporary illustration and design. Each of the four illustrators exhibited a unique style, and the garments and illustrations are an attempt to capture the spirit of each individual illustrator.

Twentieth century illustration reflected different eras in fashion and life, with each illustrator presenting their own unique interpretation of dress. Ducey demonstrates in her work how illustration and design can influence each other. Her exhibition features an assortment of original illustrations, from detailed color renderings exploring multiple stylistic approaches, to quick sketches displaying the role of illustration in the design process.  The quick sketches and detailed drawings both contribute to the development of the designer’s own distinct illustrating style and influence the garments created for the exhibition.

Ducey’s collection reflects the stylistic approaches and garment details used by each of the selected illustrators at a given period of time within the 20th century. A variety of fabrics are used in the collection to further emphasize the overall look of each design.

The Hillestad Gallery is part of the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the UNL College of Education and Human Sciences. The gallery is on the second floor of the Home Economics Building on East Campus, on 35th Street north of East Campus Loop (map at http://go.unl.edu/j5v). Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. Admission is free. Guest parking is available near the building and metered stalls are located in the Nebraska East Union lot. For more information, call (402) 472-2911 or visit http://textilegallery.unl.edu.


College of Education and Human Sciences
Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design