Transformed Traditions in Ikat II: Contemporary interpretations of a traditional technique

Lincoln, Nebraska was host to the original Transformed Traditions in Ikat, an exhibit held in conjunction with the Textile Society of America’s Biennial Symposium 2010. The exhibit brought together four fiber artists, Polly Barton, Virginia Davis, Wendy Weiss, and Mary Zicafoose, who use non-traditional, contemporary interpretations of the traditional technique of ikat in their work. Wendy Weiss’s work was not available for this online version of the exhibit, but we were fortunate to be able to add Irvin Trujillo to this roster of distinguished professional artists. Read the accompanying essay Transformed Traditions in Ikat to learn more about the work included in the exhibition.

Curator’s Biography

Merna Strauch is a tapestry weaver in Pacific Palisades, California, not far from the western edge of the North American continent. Lately, she’s been exploring edges and boundaries in her tapestries.