Layers of Life - Textile Art by UEDA Kyoko
Presented by KEIKO Gallery
April 10 - May 10, 2010
Kyoto textile artist, UEDA Kyoko, employs a textile historically used in Japan as a reinforcement on paper stencils for creating elaborate dyed patterns for kimono. Kinusha is a stiff, open, loosely woven sheer silk that lends itself to UEDA's inspired layering for her tapestries and textiles sculptures. Her distinctive blends of colors are produced from traditional natural dyes such as persimmon tannin, onion, indigo and various mineral dyes, as well as from modern chemical dyes.