Textile, Seismic (angular), 2010
Medium: acrylic on cotton chintz Technique: hand-pulled strié Label: hand-pulled strié in acrylic medium on cotton. Gift of Tillett and Rauscher, Inc.. 2011-33-2
What is this?
Bright blue ground with fine lines of deeper blue, shifted at irregular intervals to create the illusion of three-dimensional vertical columns.
Why is this in our collection?
TAR/Tillett and Rauscher Inc., founded in 2006 by Seth Tillett and Nicole Rauscher, is an experimental textile hand-printing studio in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Tillett worked extensively in film, dance, and theater as a dramaturge, set, and lighting designer, in addition to creating installations. In 2000, he met Rauscher, a dancer and choreographer, and the two began collaborating on installations and performances involving graphics and textiles. Tillett comes from a long line of English calico printers and grew up in his parents’ studio on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. His parents, D. D. (Doris) and Leslie Tillett, of Tillett Fabrics Inc., produced custom textiles for Jackie Kennedy’s... more