Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis

June 9, 2018 – January 13, 2019

Mercerized cotton double weave 46.4 × 30.8 cm (18 1/4 × 12 1/8 in.) Courtesy of the Frederick and Frances Sommer Foundation Photo: Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

Richard Landis’s double-cloth textiles are complex systems of closely related full-tones and half-tones of color, organized into abstract geometries of endless variation. Color Decoded celebrates the recent acquisition of six of the master weaver’s most important textiles, installed together with three process drawings and a selection of weavings.