Karey Kessler

IMAGINED TOPOGRAPHIES OF A VANISHING WILDERNESS

Shift Gallery
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

I spent the summer 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 have also been thinking about how as the wild spaces of the Earth shrink, the chaos of the pandemic grows. It is hard to believe we are still wandering in a wilderness of uncertainty about Covid 19.