Join us as we celebrate the opening of Jillian Mayer's 'TIMESHARE' exhibition!
Thursday, July 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Potter Gallery
SECCA is proud to present TIMESHARE, a multimedia exhibition by Jillian Mayer exploring environmental collapse, reflectivity, leisure, adaptation, privilege, the institution, and art. TIMESHARE opens Thursday, July 15 in SECCA's Potter Gallery, and will remain on view through Sunday, September 26. An opening reception with the artist will be held July 15 from 5pm8pm. Admission is free, with a suggested $10 donation.
Inspired by prepper and survivalist subcultures in the wake of global climate change, Jillian Mayer's fiberglass sculptures, ceramic forms, and paintings seem to point to one harsh reality: time is running out. With environmental and infrastructural collapse in mind, the exhibited works are tongue-in-cheek propositions on how humans might discover new ways to adapt to the natural world. Mayer explores how art can become functional during times of disaster or when the planet becomes uninhabitable.
"Jillian's bodies of work are engaging explorations of sculpture and toeing the line between fine art and functional pieces," said Wendy Earle, Curator of Contemporary Art at SECCA. "Our installation is going to have several interactive spaces, and Jillian will be premiering several new works, including an outdoor sculpture in the lake on SECCA's grounds."
A fully-illustrated TIMESHARE catalogue will be available for purchase at SECCA for the duration of the exhibition's run. The publication includes essays by art historian Kerry Doran and Bemis Center Chief Curator and Director of Programs Rachel Adams, and an interview between artist Jillian Mayer and landscape architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington Catherine deAlmedia.
Jillian Mayer: TIMESHARE is curated by Rachel Adams, Bemis Center Chief Curator and Director of Programs, and organized by the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, Buffalo, NY (February 5May 11, 2019) and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE (November 20, 2019February 15, 2020).