Batiked! The Art of Indonesian Textiles

Batik Exhibition-Celebrating 70th Anniversary of US/Indonesian Relations



LSC-Kingwood to display
Indonesian art

HOUSTON (March 4, 2019) – Cultural art
enthusiasts are invited to the first exhibit at Lone Star College-Kingwood
following Hurricane Harvey.

“Batiked! The Art of Indonesian Textiles” is a
collection of batik works by married couple Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam and
LSC-Kingwood art professor, Mari Omori. The pieces will be on display in the
college’s Fine Art Gallery March 18-April 13.

“I hope the viewers will gain new knowledge and
appreciation regarding the art of the ancient art form, batik. This exhibition
is a multi-sensory, immersive experience, one that will be remembered for a
lifetime” Omori said.

Co-sponsored by the Indonesian Consulate of
Houston, the grand opening on March 21 will feature Angklung musicians,
Indonesian dancers, a batik fashion show, authentic cuisine and more. The event
will take place from 12-1:15 p.m. in the Administration and Performing Arts
Center (APA).

“This is a very exciting and special time. All
Indonesian consulates across the U.S. are celebrating in honor of the 70th
anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two countries,” stated Dr. Nana
Yulianna, consul general.

“Batiked! The Art of Indonesian Textiles” will
feature many of Omori’s pieces created during a two month stay as an
artist-in-residence in Yogyakarta, Indonesia with Ismoyo and Fliam. While
studying textile art, Omori
learned the use of batik-making tools, caps (stamps), brushes,
natural dyes, and cantin, a tool used to apply
liquid wax
to paper, cotton or silk.

“The major influence
of my work stems from my experience of Indonesia, the
warm hospitality, the natural beauty, so fresh and
abundant, she said. “In my batik works, I incorporated
botanical forms found in nature, common, yet somewhat exotic and surreal.
I enjoy the coexistence of familiarity and unfamiliarity in my work as it

Ismoyo (Indonesian) and Fliam (American) have been producing
contemporary textiles in their studio since 1985. Ismoyo’s ancestors were batik
makers in the court city of Solo in Java. Fliam completed her fine arts degree
at Pratt Institute in New York City before coming to Indonesia to study
traditional batik.
1994 they have explored and worked in collaboration with Australian Aboriginal
artists, Native First Nation, African, Asian and European groups and individual
artists. Their main studio, Brahma Tirta
Sari, is a division of the Culture House Babaran Segaragunung, an
educational outreach center promoting the indigenous arts and culture
of Indonesia.

“We seek to read the visual texts of traditional Javanese batiks
and to express in a contemporary form, its deep connection to nature and
artistic ecology,” Ismoyo and Fliam said 

Batik is a technique of
applying wax to create intricate lines on
or paper. The material is then dyed and the wax removed to reveal the
artist's drawing. The process is repeated until the desired patterns take
shape. The wax-resist dyeing of fabric is an ancient art form, found in
Egypt as early as the 4th century BC. In Asia, the technique was practiced
in China, India, and Japan, 618-794 AD. The art of batik is highly developed on
the island of Java, Indonesia in terms of pattern, technique, and the quality
of craftsmanship.

The Fine Art Gallery at LSC-Kingwood is located
in the Academic and Performing Arts Center (APA) room 114. For more information
on “Batiked! The Art of Indonesian Textiles” and the grand opening celebration
on March 21, call 281-312-8439 or email

Mar 19, 2019 to Apr 13, 2019
Lone Star College Kingwood Fine Art Gallery 20000 Kingwood Drive Administration and Performing Arts #114 Kingwood, TX 77339
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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