Imani W. Russell Stitched Alchemy

A Solo Exhibition Intersecting Blackness and Material Resilience

“This body of work demonstrates my adventure with cloth and thread.
Reclaimed fabrics, sourced and gifted, have been transformed into compositions that tell stories through the imaginings of my fictional muse, Indigo. Ideas of Beautiful Blackness and social concerns are depicted by deconstructing and reconstructing with hand stitches. The intimate process of stitching by hand has become my preferred practice for making. The imperfect stitch, frayed edge, and dangled threads are characteristics of my aesthetic; the serendipitous that permits me to enjoy the experience of creating.” Imani W. Russell

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