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The Legacy and Future of Indigo Dye
RINGEL GALLERY: OCT. 23 - DEC. 15, 2023


Join us at 5:30PM on Monday, Dec. 4 in Ringel Gallery for a reception and artist talks from Aboubakar Fofana and Rowland Ricketts. All Purdue Galleries events are free and open to the public.


Indigo, perhaps more than any other textile dye, has an enduring global legacy of beauty, craft, and artistic expression. At the same time, indigo is and has been entangled with labor exploitation in the pursuit for world markets and profit. Bringing together material culture, history, and contemporary art, this exhibition considers the aesthetic and historical facets of indigo’s complex history as a coveted cultural object. This exhibition is a curatorial collaboration with the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center and Dr. Shannon McMullen and features work from contemporary artists Aboubakar Fofana and Rowland and Chinami Ricketts.


This exhibition is on display through December 15, 2023. The Robert L. Ringel Gallery is located in Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, IN, and is open 10AM – 7PM, Mondays through Saturdays. All Purdue Galleries exhibits and events are free and open to the public. For class and group visits, contact Erika Kvam at Purdue Galleries at 765-494-3061.


Image: Aboubakar Fofana, “Les arbres à bleus”, 2012. Photo: François Goudier.

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