London

McCannon, Dindga
Born 1947 in New York City, USA
Lives and works in Philadelphia, United States
Mixed-media quilter and painter Dindga McCannonʼs five-decade career has bridged personal and social histories through exploration of music, cultural heritage, feminism, and collective action. An early influencer of textile artwork, found-object quilting, and wearable art, her works expand upon the legacy of African American culture and historical memory, drawing the viewer into her world as she imbues her canvases and tapestries with the sounds, feelings, and stories of women — icons, family, and friends who shape her vibrant universe. McCannonʼs work is in the public collections of the Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Michigan State University, among others. Listen to McCannon speak about her work on 1-54 Forum.
Dindga McCannon, The Wedding Party #2, The History of Our Nations is the Stories of Our Families, 2000, Mixed media quilt, 89 x 117 cm. Courtesy of Fridman Gallery.|Dindga McCannon, The Wedding Party #2, The History of Our Nations is the Stories of Our Families, 2000, Mixed media quilt, 89 x 117 cm. Courtesy of Fridman Gallery|Dindga McCannon, The Wedding Party #2, The History of Our Nations is the Stories of Our Families, 2000, Mixed media quilt, 89 x 117 cm. Courtesy of Fridman Gallery.|Dindga McCannon, The Wedding Party #2, The History of Our Nations is the Stories of Our Families, 2000, Mixed media quilt, 89 x 117 cm. Courtesy of Fridman Gallery.

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