Psychotropic Lines

Psychotropic Lines

1976
Artist
Jolanta Owidzka, Polish, 1927-
Born: Poland
Work Locations: Poland
Country
Poland
wall hanging
Woven linen, sisal, stylon, silk and copper wire
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Randi Lowenthal in memory of Michael C. Silberberg and daughter Sara
2002.115
Jolanta Owidzka (Polish). Psychotropic Lines. 1976. Woven linen, sisal, stylon, silk and copper wire. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Randi Lowenthal in memory of Michael C. Silberberg and daughter Sara. 2002.115.
Dimensions
height: 88 in, 223.5200 cm; width: 41 in, 104.1400 cm
Inscription
Leather tag attached to bottom right of verso: "Jolanta Owidzka. Warszawa 1976. 225 x 103 cm "Psychotropic lignes" High warp, linen, sisal, stylon, nat. silk, copper wire. Techn. Assistant Barbara Teperek" "signed"
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-Contemporary
Building on a strong academic art background as well as training in traditional weaving techniques, Jolanta Owidzka progressed to experimenting with weave structures, materials, textures, and colors. By the 1970s, her work had developed into wall hangings that resemble topographical maps. By juxtaposing different textures, Owidzka gives Psychotropic Lines a carved appearance that is enlivened by her choice of colors and use of unusual materials, such as copper wire.
Known Provenance
Purchased late 1970s from Jacques Baruch Gallery [Chicago, IL] by Ms. Randi Lowenthal [Carbondale, CO, b. 1950]; gifted December 2002 by Ms. Randi Lowenthal to the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Compositions in Fibers/ Francoise Grossen/ Jolanta Owidzka," May 10 - July 31, 1977 (Jacques Baruch Gallery, Chicago, IL.)
  • "No Boundaries: Art + Fiber," November 6, 2004 - July 10, 2005 (DAM)

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