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February 21 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Loose Threads, an exhibition by Douglas Dale

A single thread out of place can distort the illusion of perfect embroidery or reduce the perception of the quality of a smooth hand of fabric. Its free movement against the whole piece becomes a threat (the threatening thread)  to strict notions of perfection and unity. Douglas Dale offers us several loose threads in this collection of their latest work. Each of their sculptures and shadowboxes contains the spectrum between rigidity and looseness as an invitation to reflect on other polarities enforced by society: roughness and tenderness, normativity and queerness, masculine and feminine. With their distinctive use of yarn glued to wood, Dale brings domestic and imagined landscapes made by carefully contouring surfaces line by line to the Millstone Gallery.

Millstone Gallery is open during COCA’s regularly scheduled building hours. Please check COCA’s website for daily building hours.


February 21
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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COCA – Center of Creative Arts
6880 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63130 United States
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