DANDY FRESH… by Rosie Lee
Richland College - 12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas, Texas 75243
Local contemporary artist, Rosie Lee captures the stylish flair of the Congo Sapeurs subculture in his first solo art exhibition, entitled Dandy Fresh. These “Dandies,” with their silk handkerchiefs and bright, tailored suits use flamboyant duds as a form of fashionable resistance against the socio-economic realities of their community. Rosie Lee has added his own unique flavor and rendered these walking works of art to canvas.
With Dandy Fresh, Rosie Lee re-imagines himself with a new style and never before seen artwork. He uses his art as a way to formulate ideas, question authority and present creative expression. Lee’s artwork is based on the research of cultures, the history of textiles and the role that fashion plays in reference to image and identity. This multi-dimensional exhibit incorporates drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures and a clever use of thrift store clothing to create an art experience that is as vivid and unforgettable as the “Dandies”, themselves.
Dandy Fresh: Solo Exhibition
All new work by Rosie Lee
limited edition prints/custom t shirts will be available for purchase