787 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Left: window view, above: detail, photos: John Howarth

Dorie Millerson
Slow Movement

18.06.10 – 06.07.10

Slow Movement depicts a streetcar made of lace, suspended and seen within its own web of threads. The streetcar, both an iconic Toronto symbol and a slow method of traversing the city, dictates the way the streets are used and provides us with fascinating spiderlike networks overhead. The title also alludes to the growing international movement for recognizing the importance of slow work, labour and experience in reaction to the speed of contemporary consumer culture.

Dorie Millerson holds an MFA in textiles from NSCAD University and a diploma in fibre from the Ontario College of Art & Design. She works in a variety of constructed textile techniques ranging from weaving to lace making to investigate concepts such as attachment, time and memory. Her artwork is regularly exhibited nationally and internationally and can currently be seen in Fiberart International 2010, held at the Society of Contemporary Craft, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Millerson is based in Toronto and is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design and an Instructor at Sheridan College.


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