Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.
The New York Times has just published an article on a wonderful exhibition, Seas of Blue: Asian Indigo Dye at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. 41 artworks make up the show featuring both works from contemporary artists and traditional textiles from various countries in Asia. The highlight of the exhibition is the effort given towards educating the audience about indigo and how various cultures in Asia, harvest, process and use the diverse plants. Jinyoung Jin, associate director of cultural programs at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center is interviewed and explains how the show is organized.
Visit the New York Times website for further reading about the show: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/nyregion/seeing-asian-cultures-through-an-indigo-lens.html?emc=eta1&_r=0
Interested in learning more about indigo of southern China? We recommend the book Imprints on Cloth: 18 years of field research among the Miao people of Guizhou, China, sold online at our store: http://shop.slowfiberstudios.com/collections/books/products/imprints-on-cloth