@ GGrippo art+design Gallery
174 Grand St
Brooklyn NY 11211
Opening Reception: Friday April 20th, 6 to 9 PM
From very early in human history, color has been a close ally to men in their aim to enhance their lives. We know of many different ways that our ancestors used color: they used it on their bodies as ritual paint and tattoos, smeared on walls and utensils or applied it to clothing and coverings.
Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates and minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources—roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other biological sources such as fungi and lichens.
With this new exhibition is our aim to present a resource of reference into the world of textiles dyed with plant and mineral derived pigments using traditional and modern methods.
We feature textiles from various time periods produced by a variety of artists and designers working in distinct geographies: silk, cotton and hemp dyed with contemporary-made colors, clothing and fabrics from Guatemala, antique indigo and kaki dyed hemp and cotton from Japan, and also contemporary interventions on vintage and new fabrics with Sashiko, machine stitching and fusing.
Featuring works by:
Atsushi and Keiko Futatsuya
Cloud 9 Stitching
Pacha For Earth
Timoteo Ccarita Sacaca
Schedule of events:
Opening Reception April 20th, 6 to 9 PM
Performance by Lea Thomas: April 20th, 8 PM
Workshop by Atsushi Futatsuya: April 21st, 3 PM
Artist talk with Samantha Verrone: April 29th, 2 PM
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