Karey Kessler | Imagined Topographies of a Vanishing Wilderness

September 2 – October 2, 2021

Opening Reception: First Thursday, September 2, 5-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 11, 1pm
Closing/Meet the artist: October 2, 2-4pm

SHIFT Gallery – Artist Talk

This summer I started creating imaginary topographies — blending together contour maps with my own wandering lines. While working on these topographic maps, I’ve been thinking about the vanishing wilderness. It is astonishing that only 23% of Earth’s wilderness is left. I’ve also been thinking about wilderness as a time of uncertainty and how we are still wandering in the wilderness of the pandemic.

Karey Kessler, Wandering 1, ink on Hanji paper on panel, 30”x40”, 2021, $1200
Karey Kessler, Wandering 3, ink on Hanji paper on panel, 24” x36”, 2021, $1000

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Karey Kessler