Born in 1953, Georgann DeMille has spent a lifetime sewing. She earned her BFA in 2013 from the University of Memphis, where she combined her love of sewing and art in whimsical garments that look wearable but aren’t. She uses castoff materials or materials intended for one use, like fabric dryer sheets, book pages, flower petals, magazines and vintage prints. Recent projects have incorporated deconstructed Depends undergarments or National Geographic magazines to create, for example, a Nat Geo Backpack and a Nat Geo Duffle.
Georgann DeMille, Nat Geo Duffle on stand, Medium: National Geographic book pages, wood
shady Radical reviews Ruth E. Carter's costume exhibition at the SCAD FASH museum in Atlanta.
Carolinas editor Susan Lee Mackey observes the successes and failures of public land management through two new exhibits at the Asheville Art Museum.
Burnaway’s bi-weekly news roundup includes the announcement of a fellowship program for U.S. Latinx artists supported by the Ford and Mellon foundations, the High Museum's upcoming exhibition exploring the rise of self-taught artists, and more.