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"A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT"

Hill, Lizzy

Canadian Art, Vol.30(2), p.120

Canadian Art

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  • Title:
    "A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT"
  • Author/Creator: Hill, Lizzy
  • Creation Date: Summer 2013
  • Publisher Info.: Canadian Art
  • Description: We've long used needles to alter the feeling of time as it passes. In A Woman 's Thoughts About Women (1 858), the 1 9th-century British writer Dinah Maria Mulock Craik laments that Victorianera ladies desperately turn to needlework to kill time: "Their whole energies are devoted to the massacre of old Time. They prick him to death with crochet and embroidery needles." But for the artists featured in Dalhousie Art Gallery's exhibition "A Very Long Engagement," involvement with fibre-based processes marks not an attempt to kill time, but rather an exploration of its passing. The show, curated by Frances Dorsey, featured artists - jozef Bajus, Doug Guildford, Pat Hickman, Dorie Millerson, Sherri Smith and Martha Stanley - who have created labour-soaked works that embody the long and fabled creative histories of their makers.
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Bajus, Jozef Guildford, Doug Hickman, Pat Art Exhibits Sculpture Visual Artists
  • Is Part Of: Canadian Art, Vol.30(2), p.120

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