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Textile, Nucleus, 1976

This is a textile. It was created by Richard Landis. It is dated 1976 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is cotton and its technique is double cloth (two interlocked plain weave structures). It is a part of the Textiles department.

Nucleus and Signal are the result of Landis’s only collaborative work, created with graphic designer Craig Fuller. A subtle symmetry is created by precisely repeating the same color sequence in the warp and weft. What may appear a random arrangement of colored squares is a balanced and controlled expression of a well-modulated palette.

This object was purchased from Hadler Gallery and catalogued by Milton Sonday and Gillian Moss. It is credited Museum purchase from Friends of Textiles Fund.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft (selvedge to selvedge): 47.6 x 43.2 cm (18 3/4 x 17 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Nucleus, 1976; Richard Landis (American, b. 1931); USA; cotton; Warp x Weft (selvedge to selvedge): 47.6 x 43.2 cm (18 3/4 x 17 in.); Museum purchase from Friends of Textiles Fund; 1978-102-1

We have 1 video that features Textile, Nucleus, 1976.

Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis

American designer Richard Landis is a master colorist and weaver whose visual language is that of an abstract artist.

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