Katie Creyts, Never Tire, 2015, graphite drawing on paper, 32” x 42.” Images courtesy of the artist.
Katie Creyts, Never Tire, 2015, graphite drawing on paper, 32” x 42.” Images courtesy of the artist.

Date: 

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 3:00pm

Artist Talk with Katie Creyts 
Saturday, March 24, 3PM
FREE

 
Exhibiting artist Katie Creyts will join us for a discussion of her exhibit Wilderland.

This quarter, the Museum of Northwest Art will focus on storytelling in and through art. How can we tell stories through art? How does art spread messages or statements? How many different stories exist in one artwork? In a Ted Talk entitled 2600 Years of History in One Object, Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, described that all objects have a life that is initiated when they are created, and they often outlive the creator. Through their lives, objects also have multiple biographies that relate to current events, people and cultural trends. As we look deeper into the Winter exhibits, let’s think about the different stories told by the artists and lived by the objects.

“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." -Creyts

 

Museum of Northwest Art

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The Museum of Northwest Art connects people with the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest. 

 

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MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.