Dorothy Caldwell, Polestar (detail),1996, discharged cotton, mixed media, paint, resist. Photographed by Scott Lee

How It All Starts

Artists: Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas, Barbara Brown, Dorothy Caldwell, Kai Chan, Kathryn Dain, Marta Dal Farra, Anouk Desloges, Noelle Hamlyn, Dawn MacNutt, Janet Morton, Gordana Olujic Dosic, Tammy Ratcliff, Joy Walker

August 23, 2021 - November 7, 2021
Queen's Square Gallery

Curated by Karly Boileau

What is a line? It can move forwards or backwards, up, down, and across. It can form patterns and grids; it can be orderly or chaotic. It can be a thought, a memory, a story, a text. What is a line? It is the start of a journey.

Taking cues from art, design, science, math, geography, language, and writing, the works in this exhibition consider line in all of its possibilities. Selected from Cambridge Art Galleries’ permanent collection of contemporary Canadian fibre art, these works invite us think about what a line is, from its formal qualities and beyond.

  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
    How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
    How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
    How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
    How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
    How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
    How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
    How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee
  • How It All Starts (installation view), 2021, Photo: Scott Lee