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ARTIST’S STATEMENT I’ve become increasingly invested in the use of digital technology and it’s application within the arts. I’m intrigued by the expressive qualities that exist when combining new tools with ancient and traditional practices—merging sophisticated technology such as digital printing with the most modest ones—a needle and thread. My current artwork represents a confluence between traditional textile techniques and state-of-the art technology. It combines elements of painting, printmaking, photography, and textile design to highlight the visual impact of global perspectives on modern cultural landscapes. By juxtaposing contemporary and historical, sublime and profane, natural and cultural elements, it explores three relationships: • how ornament and pattern are expressive of cultural, social, and political ideals • the relationship or similarities between historical styles and contemporary forms of visual expression; specifically historical needlework and contemporary graffiti • the relationship between traditional hand techniques, which lend unique qualities to each individual piece of artwork, and digitally printed images, with which multiple editions and repeat patterns are designed and printed with ease. To create my artwork, I manipulate my own photographs using off-the-shelf digital imaging software. Compositions are printed onto cotton canvas using a wide-format ink jet printer (Mimaki Tx2 or Epson 9800) followed by hand-printing and/ or hand-embroidery. Artwork in this exhibition* combines digitally manipulated photographs taken throughout the city of Prague that are digitally printed and combined with historical Czech embroidery motifs that are then stitched, by hand.
Front Cover: Hip-Hop Sampler, 2011 h28 x w24 inches Wide-format ink-jet printing on linen with handembroidery; mounted on stretched canvas. Left: CEAH 2, 2009 h72 x w21 inches Digital photography wideformat ink-jet printing on cotton canvas with handprinting and embroidery Top: Cherry Blossom, 2010 h34 xw60 inches Digital photography, wideformat ink-jet printing on cotton canvas with handembroidery. Bottom: CEAH 1, 2009 h36 x w42 inches Digital photography, wideformat ink-jet printing on cotton canvas with handembroidery.
ARTIST’S BIO Teresa Paschke is a professor at Iowa State University in Ames where she teaches textile design courses in the Department of Art and Visual Culture. She received her education at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (BFA, Fine Art, 1985) and the University of Kansas (MFA, Textile Design, 1998). Her artwork has been featured in many national and international exhibitions as well as in American Craft magazine; FIBERARTS magazine; Surface Design Journal; Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot; as well as several books including FIBERARTS Design Book Six and FIBERARTS Design Book Seven; and most recently, Textiles: the art of mankind. Her artwork is also included in several national and international collections. Ms. Paschke’s current creative scholarship examines the history of textile printing processes and, specifically, the relationship between hand- and mechanical-printing methods. She is a member of several national and international organizations including Textile Center in Minneapolis, Surface Design Association, Textile Society of America, and the American Craft Council.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This exhibition was made possible in part by funding from the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities and through the generous support of Iowa State University. Support for ARTISTS PAGES has been provided by The Curry Family Foundation, the Francis Families Foundation, Mallin/Gibson Family, ArtsKC Fund, The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the Artists Coalition’s patrons and members.
Above: A.K., 2011 h31 x w48 inches Digital photography, wide-format ink-jet printing on cotton canvas with hand-embroidery. © 2014 by the Kansas City Artists Coalition. All rights reserved.
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Published on Sep 12, 2014
Featuring the work of Teresa Paschke showing at the Kansas City Artists Coalition in the Charno Gallery from September 12 - October 10.