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.