So today I make this connection to Creative African at the Philadelphia Art Museum. On view densely patterned fabrics that references current subjects. The central display with its dark background takes your breath away. The designers enhanced traditional African fashion and intricately altered the fashions to reference nature’s forms, snakes, bird’s wings, leaves, flowers; through careful embroidery and dense folds the designers share story and form. The myriad of displayed pattern designs lend infinite insight into the many personalities that inhabit the continent. It is a go see show; go see it.
On display in the Philadelphia Art Museum’s Perlman Building until December 4. Go see it!
"The Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting five exhibitions and many programs featuring a broad spectrum of the arts from across the African continent. These exhibitions will include historical works of art as well as contemporary fashion, photography, design, and architecture." philamuseum.org