The Fragmented Surface: Color, Light, Texture

The Fragmented Surface: Color, Light, Texture

Friday, March 8, 2002 to Tuesday, April 30, 2002

University of Nebraska Textiles, Clothing and Design Department will be enriched with the opening of Tim Harding's textile exhibition Fragmented Surface: Color, Light and Texture in the Robert Hillestad Gallery opening on March 8, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. Harding is a highly recognized fiber artist known for using bits of colored fabric as an impressionist painter uses brush strokes. When Harding takes a blade to his fabrics the outcome is dazzling color intermixed with what seem to be shadows and particles of light. He has a talent for projecting images in a textural context, playing with obscuring or revealing forms that range from representational landscapes to abstract geometrics. He often presents his work in garment forms such as Kimonos and great coats considering both the theatrical and the broader role of clothing as art. In articulating the fluid imagery of his work he uses such methods as slashing, fraying, quilting and folding fabric. Among his noted works are his Water Series and his series entitled Birches and Landscapes. Hadring works in his studio in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area but has exhibited throughout the U.S. and in South America, Japan and Europe.

Special events in conjunction with this exhibition are a lecture by the artist, March 8, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in the Home Economics Building, Room 11, this is free and open to the public. Also, a one day workshop Slash and Fray, Extreme Reverse Applique will be offered by the artist on Saturday, March 9, 2002, with a repeat on Sunday, March 10, 2002. For information on fees and registration call 472-2911. The exhibition runs through April 25, 2002.

For further information contact: Dr. Barbara Trout, 402.472.6371.

exhibit

Magma, 2001, cut silk, 53x59". Photo credit: Petronella Ytsma


The Fragmented Surface: Color, Light, Texture