Have a Sneak Peek at the Pattern Stories Exhibition Installation Process
The team here at the Goldstein is busy installing our upcoming exhibition in Gallery 241 at McNeal Hall. Pattern Stories: Printed Textiles will be open to the public starting this Saturday, June 15, and will run through August 25.
The exhibition celebrates the skill and ingenuity of printed textile designers, both well-known and anonymous. The items in Pattern Stories were made using a broad range of techniques, including block printing, etching, roller printing, screen printing, discharge printing, and digital printing. Whether intended for a wall hanging, a dress, or even a shoe, a printed design can imbue an object with many layers of meaning. Come and explore the stories that these patterns tell!
Jean McElvain (above) putting some finishing touches on an ensemble before it makes the trip down to the gallery. For some fascinating insights on how objects were selected and prepared for the exhibition, join Jean and Kathleen Campbell (co-curators) for a Curatorial Tour on Thursday, June 27, at 6pm in Gallery 241.
Below, Eunice Haugen in the gallery preparing to install a wall hanging. Once this step is complete, labels will be hung and a team will fine-tune the lighting. Then we'll be ready to open our doors to the public!