Textile, Nucleus, 1976
This is a Textile. It was designed by Richard Landis and woven 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.
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: 47.6 x 43.2 cm (18 3/4 x 17 in.) H x W ((mat)): 57.8 × 53.3 cm (22 3/4 in. × 21 in.)
Cite this object as
Textile, Nucleus, 1976; Designed by Richard Landis (American, b. 1931); USA; cotton; Warp x Weft: 47.6 x 43.2 cm (18 3/4 x 17 in.) H x W ((mat)): 57.8 × 53.3 cm (22 3/4 in. × 21 in.); Museum purchase from Friends of Textiles Fund; 1978-102-1
American designer Richard Landis is a master colorist and weaver whose visual language is that of an abstract artist.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis.