Jacquard: A Shameless Tango with Satin
The work of the exhibit is created through the process of taking a single thread (weft) and moving it over or under a single or group of threads (warp) producing textiles which protect, warm, adorn, and inspire.
About the artist:
Gary Avanzato is a New Lebanon, NY based textile artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries since 2000. Born in Plattsburgh, Gary moved to the capital region of New York as a young adult. He has studied with Louise Lemieux-Berube at the Montreal Centre of Contemporary Textiles and Brooks Hagen at the Rhode Island School of Design. His work includes hand weaving digital images into jacquard textiles. Gary is a member of the Hudson-Mohawk Weavers Guild along with the Tryon Weavers Exchange.cq