At The Seams

May 28–July 11, 2020

At the Seams explores textiles to discuss boundaries of the body and between bodies. Naturally pliable like skin and often touching the body, textiles provide comfort and security. The material surrounds rather than separates.

McColl Center alumnae artists Lauren DiCioccio (2010) and Andrea Vail (2012) reinvent found fabrics through hand stitching. Their labor-intensive processes create new objects that feel alive and lived-in; familiar and foreign. For each artist, fiber starts and ends at points of connection, or rather, at the seams.

At the Seams is curated by visiting curator Lauren Harkey for McColl Center for Art + Innovation.


The opening reception for At the Seams is on Thursday, May 28, 2020, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The opening is part of the Open House at McColl Center, an evening celebrating artists and art-making. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Image: Andrea Vail, Rug (mop and sequins), 2019 (detail). Fabric, decorative trim, previously owned objects, 50 x 50 x 5 inches, overall. Courtesy of the artist.