Invasive Queer Kudzu: Basket Weaving Workshop with Julia Gartrell

April 13, 2019

12-1pm Artist Talk by Julia Gartrell
12-5pm Kudzu Basket Weaving Workshop with Julia Gartrell

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond is a participatory project and exhibition by artist and organizer Aaron McIntosh. In this ongoing project, McIntosh and participants create quilted queer kudzu vines of fabric and wire. Each leaf is adorned with stories of LGBTQ+ contributors and archive documents that celebrate and illuminate Southern queer culture. Using the invasive kudzu vine as an agile metaphor, the project disrupts dominant Southern conservatism and activates the vine, which is often perceived as monstrous, as a symbol for Southern queer tenacity.

1708 Gallery
319 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA