Reception: Friday, October 6, 5-7pm
EXHIBITION DATES: OCTOBER 2 – DECEMBER 2, 2017
Fun & games features the photographic work of Jamie Kovach and the sculptural work of Cecilia Mckinnon. Each artist explores patterning with and of familiar objects, imparting distinct nostalgias. Through repetition and renewal of commonplace items, the handmade imperfect motifs structure an inquiry into utility and reminiscence, work and play. Cecilia McKinnon grew up in California, and moved to New Mexico in 2010 to complete a BFA at the University of New Mexico. Originally studying sculpture and printmaking, she ultimately branched out into a broader intermedia practice while participating in the Land Arts of the American West program. She has studied puppetry and circus practices with the Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont, and spent a year at Concordia University in Montreal studying textiles and performance. She has been a member of several collectives, including noise performers Milch de la Máquina, women’s music festival organizers Gatas y Vatas, and most currently Graft Collective, an art and curatorial collective based out of Barelas neighborhood in Albuquerque. Jamie Kovach is an artist living and working in Austin, TX. Born in Washington, D.C., she has spent the last 13 years in the South and Southwest, earning a BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2013. Kovach’s work has been exhibited nationally at numerous galleries, museums, and institutions, including Arizona State University, the Tamarind Institute, the University of North Georgia, and the University of New Mexico Art Museum.