Exhibition Information - SUNY Cortland

Exhibition Information

THREADS (2013)

March 19-April 25, 2013


Contemporary works of embroidery by:

Karin Birch
Orly Cogan
Andrea Dezso
Angelo Filomeno
Kent Henricksen
Nava Lubelski
Tom Lundberg
Joetta Maue
Clay McLaurin

Opening Reception:  Thursday, March 21, 4:30-6:30 pm

For centuries, embroidery was labeled as “women’s work” and was therefore relegated to the category of craft. However, during the twentieth-century, artists such as Anni Albers, Judy Chicago, Sheila Hicks and Faith Ringgold helped to elevate fiber as an art medium. In rebellion against the historically male-dominated media of painting and sculpture, feminist art of the 1960s and beyond was often created from the alternative medium of fiber. Artists choosing to work in fiber successfully expanded the definition of fine art to include it.

The nine contemporary artists–five women and four men–whose works are featured in this show each have a unique approach to embroidery. However, they all share a commitment to this ancient needlework technique and its slow and meditative process as an expressive art form.


Artist's Talk - Joetta Maue: Wednesday, April 3, 5:00 pm

Hands-On Embroidery Workshop:
Karin Birch and Jenn McNamara
Wednesdays April 17 and April 24, 5:30-7:30 pm
SUNY Cortland Fibers Studio, 22 W. Court Street, Cortland
Free and open to the public; registration required.
Call 607-753-4216 to register.

Office Information

Dowd Fine Arts Center, 106 Graham Avenue and Prospect Terrace Cortland, NY 13045

Phone: 607-753-4216
Fax: 607-753-5934

Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The gallery is closed when the College is not in session