Selected Past Exhibitions
Radka Donnell: The Work of Touch
Friday, February 7, 2003 to Friday, March 7, 2003
Radka Donnell’s quilts break many of the rules that have governed how quilts were designed and made for much of the last two hundred years and longer. They pay little heed to grids or to symmetry. Their colors are riotously and impulsively juxtaposed. They eschew fine stitching in favor of the functional and the no-nonsense. They avoid the familiar small-scale, genteel prints normally associated with quilts in favor of large-scale, graphically assertive patterns. The bold surfaces of these fabrics compete with and against one another, in frenetic dances of exaggerated visual energy.
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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.
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