The Arsenal Gallery’s new exhibit, Identity, showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.
This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.
Identity will be on view from January 18 to February 23, 2018 at The Arsenal Gallery, 64th Street and Fifth Avenue, inside Central Park, on the Third Floor of the historic Arsenal Building.