Staging the Wild
MFA Thesis exhibition
Staging the Wild presents a series of humorous and quietly harrowing acrylic paintings that fictionalize, exaggerate, and parody the visual, spatial, and structural systems employed within contemporary sites of outdoor recreation. Keillor’s playfully cropped and colorfully rendered compositions bring into question what must be revealed or concealed in order to preserve a fully serviced vision of the wilderness for the contemporary outdoor enthusiast. Viewers are invited to reflect on the tensions that exist between how outdoor experiences bring a sense of joy, and the capitalist/colonial constructs that shape our collective understanding of the wild.
Opening reception: Jazz Keillor, Susan Willcocks, Colleen MacIsaac
Join us for the opening reception of exhibitions by Jazz Keillor, Susan Willcocks and Colleen MacIsaac. Everyone is welcome!
Noon Talk - Jazz Keillor
MFA exhibitor Jazz Keillor will discuss her thesis exhibition in Gallery 1 at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome!