Suzanne Tick: Making Materials Matter

Oct 2
4:00 pm
5:30 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

In conjunction with the current exhibition A Dark, A Light, A Bright: The Designs of Dorothy Liebes, please join a contemporary textile designer and weaver who is equally acclaimed for her experimental approach to materials: Suzanne Tick.  In an illustrated conversation with Susan Brown, Cooper Hewitt’s Acting Head of Textiles and co-curator of the exhibition, the program will consider Tick’s designs, how she has helped build sustainability into the contract textile industry, and how her handweaving practice intersects with her commercial designs. As Creative Director of Luum Textiles, Tick combines a cutting-edge approach to technology with industry-leading materials development, recycling, and reuse, with the goal of empowering designers and end-users to make the most sustainable choices whenever possible. In addition to her work in the contract fabrics market, Tick creates woven art from repurposed materials, including mylar balloons scavenged from area beaches. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Cooper Hewitt, Museum of Arts and Design, Art Basel, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Samples of Tick’s commercial designs and artwork will be available to view and touch.  

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