This exhibition features the work of Elsabé Dixon, a South African born artist who uses live organisms, in particular Bombis Mori and the process of sericulture, to construct sculpture and fiber installation work. Her work has been shown at numerous galleries on the east coast including: the McLean Project for the Arts' Emerson Gallery, VA; the "Kunstvault" of the Pyramid Atlantic studios in Silver Spring, MD, and the Borovski Gallery in Philadelphia. She has presented lectures on her work at the Textile Museum in Washington DC, as well as the Freer and Sackler Museum.
Ms. Dixon's work was chosen by Peter Winant, who was selected by the WSG to serve as juror for the 2010 series. Winant is the Associate Director of the School of Art at George Mason University.
Dixon's work connects us to the visible world, and to what is known but unseeable in different, yet no less powerful ways. - Peter WinantExhibition dates are September 27 - November 19, 2010. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
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