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Colliding Images of the Self: Digital Representations in Textiles

October 6-October 28

Hand Digital Jacquard weavings and Kwik Print images on bridal satin.

As a digital artist experiencing the complexities of family and work, Joan Truckenbrod is interested in shifting the intent or meaning embedded in an image through the range of abstraction created with the process of digitization. The digitization of facial expressions can exaggerate an emotion or obscure communication of an experience depending upon the amount and character of abstraction created; a landscape of these different selves emerges through layering them together. Abstracting an image of the self creates an enigmatic version of that self, and digitization creates expressive facial images with abstractions, from unrecognizable fragments to realistic images. These textiles present different views or perspectives just as prescribed societal roles may correspond, or collide, with one’s way of being in the world. In some of the works, a digitized image with transparencies is superimposed over live video faces, implying hidden identities. The exhibit includes images that have been translated into weavings using a hand digital Jacquard TC2 loom and a series of juxtaposed abstracted facial images printed on bridal satin using Kwik Print, a light sensitive emulsion.


October 6, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
October 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
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Joan Truckenbrod
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Truckenbrod Gallery
517 SW 2nd Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
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