Pieces by Kieran Myles-Andrés Tverbakk and Kelley Meister
Pieces by Kieran Myles-Andrés Tverbakk and Kelley Meister
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Kieran Myles-Andrés Tverbakk ’16 and Kelley Meister ’08, MFA, are having concurrent solo art exhibitions of new paintings, sculptures, and installation art at Hair and Nails Gallery.

Tverbakk's exhibition, But The Skin Of The Earth is Seamless, is a series of sculptural artworks exploring our relationship to land and body. Reflecting on the harmful separations caused by ongoing settler colonialism and imperialism, Tverbakk draw parallels between gender expectations imposed upon the body and human’s maltreatment of the earth.

In Fallout Shelter, a room-sized installation, Meister asks the audience to consider the practices of preparation that we engage in (or wish we had engaged in or purposefully do not engage in) when a disaster occurs. Meister breaks open the narrow definition of a disaster to include personal disasters such as loss of a loved one or mental health crises; economic and financial disasters; oppressive disasters wrought by racist, colonizer-built systems that reverberate through multiple generations; environmental disasters like oil spills and those climate-change disasters wrought by fossil fuel and nuclear capitalism; as well as natural disasters that include earthquakes, pandemics, and bacterial overgrowths.

But The Skin Of The Earth is Seamless
Fallout Shelter
On view through May 1, 2021
Hair and Nails Gallery (Minneapolis)

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