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Sadie Goll

The Bastards of Weaving 

October 6 - December 23, 2023

The Leedy Underground Gallery II



An exploration of experimenting with textile materials and combining different textile techniques such as weaving, quilting, and embroidery. The intertwining of these elements creates a narrative, a platform on which I use to create my stories inspired by myths within America and from other folklore from across the sea. The creatures in my work have been warped, changed, and altered. They are reimagined to tell a new story.

Though traditionally,  I am a printmaker, and I began to explore the art of textiles after being introduced to weaving through the use of a small frame loom gifted to me by a dear friend. It was a great tool for me to create and I enjoyed the flexibility and ease of being able to make my designs. I loved the ability to be able to draw using yarn in its various textures, colors and different properties that bring to life these fabled creatures. Often the creatures would be inspired by the material, and it gave great influence on how they were created. I also began the art of quilting and became fascinated by the elaborate geometric patterns and designs of quilt blocks. The history of the quilt block designs and the stories they told, inspired me to create and design my own. The quilting patterns and designs add and embellish the woven creatures. The combination of weaving, quilting and embroidery have been bastardized in a playful mix of fascination and whimsy while working with the material in creating these stories of these creatures of myth.

Artist Statement 


Throughout my work I have been captivated by storytelling using visual representation as a vessel to talk about my life experiences, and other topics such as industrial farming. My love of drawing is present throughout my work in the different mediums I work in. I am a printmaker and I practice in lithography, intaglio, and monotype. I expanded my art practice to working with textile mediums such as quilting and weaving. Through my art mediums I tell my stories and capture the feeling of how I see the world through my eyes.



Sadie Goll was born and raised in eastern Iowa. She studied printmaking at the University of Iowa and received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2019. She completed her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas in 2022. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate career her work has been focused on industrial hog farming and her

experiences with the industry as she grew up in Iowa. She works in a variety of printmaking techniques such as lithography, intaglio, relief and monotype. Her recent work has been using textiles mediums such as weaving and quilting.

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