by sabine7 / March 22, 2005

Darrel Morris learned to embroider at his grandma’s knee, back in Appalachia. Now a textile artist and associate art professor, he uses his skills to portray a society where umpteen socio-economic and gender issues are as yet unresolved. Bellbottoms is a poignant piece of social commentary that employs techniques of appliqué and embroidery. Morris also creates large-scale murals based on collages of newspaper photos that he stitches onto canvas and then tears away to reveal only ghostly outlines.

Artist: Darrel Morris

Thread Through the Crowd: Stitched Drawings and Collages is an exhibition now on until April 16th at the Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Pointing (detail)

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