Mollie McKinley: Pastoral Poison Field

March 29th – May 19th, 2023

Opening Reception March 29th, 2023 6-8 PM.

In both human bodies and ecology, healing is a layered experience known by its transformative outcomes. Mollie McKinley’s work translates the slow, invisible process of healing into textural, visual meditations. Her installation at UrbanGlass draws parallels between the health of our earth, as affected by climate change, with the health of human bodies. The work activates the windows with multimedia, light-based works in neon, blown glass, and photographic sculpture. 

The invisible is seen and felt through her work with the natural elements: dripping water, erosions of earth, material formed by fire, and the ephemerality of air. To articulate these phenomena, she uses combinations of neon, blown glass, carved blocks of salt, concrete, and sculptural photographs printed on canvas and silk.


About the Artist-

Mollie McKinley is an interdisciplinary artist whose work translates invisible healing processes through the visceral phenomena of nature. She unites the ecological health of the earth with the health of human bodies through symbols of contemporary medicine, such as infusions. She combines materials such as salt, glass, neon, and photographs on textiles in collaboration with these elemental intelligences. Her work has been shown at Fridman Gallery, NADA, Pioneer Works, Independent Curators International, The Museum of Arts and Design, Momenta Art, Field Projects, Anthology Film Archives, and others. She was awarded a fellowship in glass at Wheaton Arts in 2018. McKinley holds a BA in photography from Bard College, and an MFA in sculpture/dimensional studies from Alfred University. Her works are held in private collections, as well as the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz. 

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Event Schedule
March 29th – May 19th, 2023
Agnes Varis Art Center
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217