Artist Rowland Ricketts presents Invisible Blue
May 4, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mint Museum Uptown
Artist Rowland Ricketts will discuss his work, including growing, processing, and dyeing with indigo within the context of the dye’s materiality and global history. Special emphasis will be placed on recent works that make palpable the invisible aspects of the color’s creation, as well as the invisible histories and forces that lie below the surface of this globally revered dye.
Rickett’s work Untitled, Noren is on view in the exhibition Craft Across Continents on Level 3 at Mint Museum Uptown.
About the artist
Rowland Ricketts utilizes natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design. Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Rowland received his master’s of fine art from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and is a professor in Indiana University’s Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery. Ricketts is a recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.