Kristen Neville Taylor, MFA 2016

Thesis Exhibition: March 23 – 26, 2016

Reception: Friday, March 25, 6 – 8pm

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

chewed-up pencil with a long glass tube full of seeds where the eraser would be
Seed Vault Souvenir, 2015
Graphite Pencil, Glass, Seeds , 7” x ¼” x ¼” 

graphite drawing reading "Moon, weather, emotions."
Moon, Weather   Emotions, 2016 
Graphite on Newsprint, 36” x 45” 

“Everything happens as if the old balance between the contemplation of the moral law in us and that of the innocent forces of nature outside of us has been entirely subverted. It is as if all the feelings of wonder, together with morality, have changed sides.”

-Bruno Latour, Waiting For Gaia

As we move into a supposedly new era and human beings recede from center stage to become the apparatus in the background, what lens will be effective in commanding our attention to Earth’s exigencies? In this exhibition, Taylor incorporates myths, historical evidence, and future projections that gain meaning precisely from each component’s place within “the whole” of which they are a part. An archive of objects and images bring to focus the factors that dictate how we see and interpret nature.

All images courtesy the artist.