Check out the new exhibits coming up at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center.

Jessica White, Maggie Remington.

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Gallery East: Jessica White

Artist Reception: March 1, 2018 5-7 pm

Above All Else features static portraits in surreal landscapes, focusing on themes of isolation and self-imposed limitations. Jessica White’s oil paintings present characters displaying expressions of uncertainty and the struggle for control in the face of societal and personal factors.

White addresses personal challenges of depression and anxiety in this series. Her paintings demonstrate the conflict between feeling claustrophobic because of self-imposed isolation and the uneasiness of leaving that space. Exploring individual needs for safe spaces, she uses this series as a way to express her own coping methods and to question the consequences they have on her mental well-being.

 

To learn more about her work, please visit her website

Gallery West: Maggie Remington

Artist Reception: March 1, 2018 5-7 pm

The Power of the Earth in Gallery West features Black Rock Artists in Residence artist Maggie Remington, who creates abstract sculptural paintings using natural materials such as mud, dirt, and crushed rocks on unprimed and unpainted canvas. This series uses material found in the Black Rock Desert and surrounding areas, creating independent landscapes, suggesting forms seen at a distance or magnified to greater sizes. Each painting provokes a sense of reflection and deep healing both in process and in viewing.

 

Maggie Remington has been creating Earth Paintings since 1999, traveling up the west coast and through parts of Mexico. In conjunction with this series for the Black Rock Artists in Residence Program, musician Elizabeth Cadigan composes songs about the Black Rock Desert, High Rock Canyon, and Emigrant Trails region, describing the wildlife and history of the region. Cadigan is a music teacher at Nancy Gomes Elementary and received her B.A. in Music Education from UNR, and her M.F.A. from Kent State.

 

Cadigan will perform and interact with Remington’s paintings during The Power of the Earth artist reception on March 1, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

 

The artwork featured in this exhibition was produced under the Black Rock Desert NCA Artist-in-Residence program, sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management.

 

Check out her website

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