Dandy Lines

Dandy Lines

June 16, 2016 – July 9, 2016

University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Ave)

Gallery Hours: Thursday / Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Admission by donation)

Dandy Lines is a guest exhibition created by Caitlin Thompson and supported by the University of Alberta Museums. This is an exhibition of cosmic country embroidery referencing Western fashion through the cyclical, transformative theories of craftwork and the animate. As an exploration into the study of craft and fashion, Dandy Lines revisits the histories of the decorative, bringing to the surface tensions between labour and identity, the body and the psyche. By combining embroidery of the Romantic cowboy dandy with imagery of the New Romantic grotesque, Dandy Lines presents the Western identity as a mythic space of continual transformation.

Dandy Lines is featured in part of the Dressing Global Bodies Conference July 7 – 9, 2016. 

Contact Information

University of Alberta Museums