Mackenzie Cargill's (Visual Studies, BFA) Exhibition reviewed by local specialized media
December 08, 2017
Visual Studies BFA student Mackenzie Cargill's senior BFA Exhibition was recently reviewed by local arts critical dialogue organization Cultured.GR.
In the exhibit, titled "Uniforms For Emotional Labor", Cargill made uniforms that critique ways that we are allowed to and expected to perform emotional labor. Each piece is hand-crafted and designates a specific emotion. The pieces are paired with large-scale photographs by Jess Weal in which Cargill dresses the pieces. The author of the review, Mandy Cano-Villalobos, says the following about the display: "In all, the exhibition is well-executed, and the work is good. It’s obvious Cargill has taken the time to look inward and ask herself what she needs and how she needs it. I think this is why we’re able to really relate to the uniforms. She’s honest with herself and honest with us, and that authenticity is what makes the work both accessible and challenging." You can red the full article here.
“Uniforms for Emotional Labor” is on display at 307 S. Division through December 9. A “Critical Dialog” event on Friday, December 8 includes a thesis presentation by Cargill and another BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) graduate, Kay Mayer, whose work is at Cerasus. The event will provide a chance for attendees to see both exhibitions and discuss the work with the artist.