Second Street Gallery is pleased to present Dirty Mirror, a duo exhibitionby Dance Doyle and Caitlin McCormack, in the Dové Gallery from October 1 – November
Second Street Gallery is pleased to present Dirty Mirror, a duo exhibition
by Dance Doyle and Caitlin McCormack, in the Dové Gallery from October 1 – November 19.
Dirty Mirror is a collaborative exchange between two fiber artists who utilize meticulous, hyper-
detailed, and self-taught practices profoundly rooted in time-honored craft techniques, as tools to bring order to their respective worlds and contend with trauma, mental illness, and addiction.
Through the use of fibers, the artists provide glimpses into hidden universes that relay the
simultaneous destruction and growth of matter. Doyle’s labor intensive, autobiographical tapestries
depict subjects, occasionally with their skeletons exposed, situated in distorted cityscapes.
McCormack’s complex networks of hand-wrought fiber sculptures, evocative of taxonomical
specimens and fossils un-earthed in the soil, posit traumatic experiences as interactions between
the remains of decaying organisms stumbled upon in the woods. The juxtaposition of the
expressive figures in Doyle’s urban narratives with McCormacks’s intricate depictions of organic
systems at work forms a dialogue in which each artist’s imagery provides insight into the other.