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Jane Dixon

A Stitcher in Time

with Joan Murray

text by Jane Dixon

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1988
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1988
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This is a retrospective of Dixon's work in textile art which goes far beyond that of folk artist. Dixon makes stitched collages which are vivid and semi-realistic. In her wall pieces and her wearable pieces from 1978 till today, she uses machine appliqué and machine or hand embroidery, trapunto on cotton canvas, as well as assorted materials like antique lace, to achieve painterly effect.

About the authors

Joan Murray, an independent curator and art historian, is considered one of the most accessible of Canadian art writers and has studied and exhibited Tom Thomson for four decades. Since the late 1960s, she has been a curator of several institutions, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, and director of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa (1974-99) and the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery in Kleinburg (2005-6). Murray was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1992 and has been honoured with the Senior Award from the Association of Cultural Executives, the Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Order of Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario

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