Threat, an exhibition of artwork in mixed media by Connecticut artist Leila Daw, will be on display in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery from November 8 through December 7.
Inspired by her interest in geography and the environment, Ms. Daw writes in her artist's statement that her works are "dream maps, plots of memories or views of future events, charts of community consciousness, diagrams of patterns in our lives, or personifications of significant sites."
Threat features work inspired by Ms. Daw's recent project in Myanmar with traditional shwe chi doe tapestry artists — developing map imagery related to cross-cultural myths.
Ms. Daw's artwork has been exhibited across the United States and Europe, and her permanent public installations can be seen at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn.; the New Haven Public Library; Northwestern Connecticut Community College; and in public spaces of the St. Louis, Mo., light rail system. Pieces by Ms. Daw are in the collections of many museums, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, DeCordova Museum, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Boston Public Library, St. Louis Art Museum, and Housatonic Museum of Art.
Ms. Daw has enjoyed a long professional career as an independent artist and art professor at Massachusetts College of Art, where she is a professor emeritus. She earned a bachelor's degree at Wellesley College and a master's degree from Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis. She has studied at the Maryland Institute and the School of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass.
Connect to Ms. Daw's artist's statement for more information about her work.For more information about the Mercy Gallery, including open hours, connect to the gallery page of the Loomis Chaffee website.