The Danzling, Hand-Beaded & Sequin-Embroidered Textile Work of Haitian Artist Myrlande Constant in the Exhibition ‘Drapo’ at Fort Gansevoort in January, 2023

 

 

 

Myrlande Constant, Apres Gran Met La Fey Nan Bwa Se Tretmant Yo Viy, 2022,
Beads, sequins and tassels on fabric, 80 x 111.5 inches. ©Myrlande Constant. Courtesy of the artist and Fort Gansevoort.

Beginning January 12, 2023, Fort Gansevoort will present Drapo, its first solo exhibition with Haitian artist Myrlande Constant, who has attracted international attention for dazzling hand-beaded and sequin-embroidered textile works in which heritage techniques are used to mingle contemporary and traditional themes. The evolution of Constant’s personal aesthetic and mastery of her medium will be evident in monumental new pieces juxtaposed with examples from earlier in the artist’s career.

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