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MoNA - Katie Creyts: Wilderland

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Name: MoNA - Katie Creyts: Wilderland
Date: January 20, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Event Description:

“This exhibition is a collection of fable- like scenes. Objects, characters, and  places are constructed to highlight peculiar or stressed relationships and adaptations. These images examine the peculiar coexistence of wildlife with modern humanity. Typically fables and tales have a storyline that evokes a mora; a metaphor that is charged with changing bad behavior to better behavior or understanding.”

The scenes that Creyts creates are often a point departure from a familiar narrative that encourage a new way of thinking about a story. Take Never Tire for example: the viewer may recognize that the snake eating its own tale is the ancient symbol of the orobouros, which represented the infinite cycle of life and death in nature. However, the snake is wrapped around tires that appear to be abandoned. Many of Creyts’ artworks comment on environmental issues and interactions between people and nature. Nature may be excellent at rebirth, but what about products like tires?

Read more at monamuseum.org

Location:
Museum of Northwest Art
La Conner, WA
Contact Information:
360.466.4446
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