A Very Long Engagement: Oct. 2, 2015 - Jan. 8, 2016

Dorie Millerson,  Airplane , 2011

Dorie Millerson, Airplane, 2011

Curated by Frances Dorsey and organized by Dalhousie Art Gallery with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Featuring the work of Jozef Bajus, Pat Hickman, Doug Guildford, Dorie Millerson, Sherri Smith and Martha Stanley.

Society of Contemporary Craft (SCC), BNY Mellon Center (Satellite Gallery), "T" Station Lobby, Pittsburgh, PA. Open Daily.

Human beings’ relationship with string spans millennia and it is thought that simple strands of fiber were the beginning of our species’ understanding of space and abstract thought. Our very long engagement with string and its manipulation into essential everyday objects is at the core of how humans engage with the world. The works collected in this exhibition emerge from lengthy encounters with string – whether knotted, netted, interlaced, woven or percussed. Created by six fiber artists, the works form a kind of network of linked ideas, processes, physical properties and material qualities. 

Learn more about the exhibition and the participating artists in this essay by curator Frances Dorsey.