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Annet Couwenberg: From Digital to Damask

Categorized as: Museums & Exhibits, Art & Galleries
Event tags:

  • Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Starting on: Aug 16, 2017
  • Ending on: Feb 18, 2018
  • 10:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Free admission
  • 443-573-1700
  • Event Website

Description:

This intimate exhibition of approximately 11 works by Maryland-based artist Annet Couwenberg reveals the intersection of science, art, technology, and history that makes textiles such a fascinating art form.

In the summer of 2014, Couwenberg, a Maryland Institute College of Art professor and internationally exhibited artist, received a prestigious Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF). In her latest efforts, she pays homage to the Netherland’s production of damask during the 17th century, when this fabric was referred to as “white gold”.

Returning to her homeland, she wove four panels featuring designs generated by her Smithsonian studies adapted to damask patterns and inspired by the BMA’s Portrait of a Young Woman (1634) by Dutch artist Frans Hals.

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