Cultural Conversions: traditional design in a digital age
March 15 – May 4
Textiles have a vibrant history as cultural expressions of ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, region, or way of life. Artistic traditions passed down over generations now inspire contemporary textiles created by new hi tech processes like 3-D and digital printing, laser cutting, and computer-aided weaving. This exhibition juxtaposes ultramodern fiber techniques with a diverse international sampling of cultural textile designs that relate to them – and illustrates the possibilities of adapting traditional forms via technological means.