January 2nd, 2013 Amanda Lyn DiSanto shared with the world the New Year’s resolutions of four area artists.
Yours truly was the subject of a couple of paragraphs which I reproduce here:
University of Rhode Island Art and Art History Department Chairman Bob Dilworth, who teaches painting, design, and African-American art history, has also made resolutions that involve community. These include conducting sewing circles in cities throughout the U.S., including Newport and Providence over the holidays. Dilworth’s current project, “Telling Without Words — A Community Installation,” is a series of sewn, framed figures decorated with beads, coins, nails, pins, hair and fabric. The figures are meant to “reflect the improvisational element of African-American life and lifestyles.” Dilworth stated that he looks “for ethereal, spiritual, and intriguing physical qualities, often achieved through collaged black and white photos sewn onto the heads of” the figures. The sewing circles bring family, old and new friends together to construct the figures.
Dilworth also resolves to make more time for this project by applying for grants and artist residencies. Most artists rely on support from universities and organizations, such as the Guggenheim Foundation, to which Dilworth submitted work in hopes of receiving funding. Dilworth, who lives and works in Providence, has also submitted work from this project to the Chazan Gallery at Wheeler and will exhibit at Gallery Z in Providence sometime in 2013.
Resolved: make more art
Amanda Lyn DiSanto
January 2, 2013