Kevin Christison The New FORBIDDEN
Nichols and Atrium Galleries
The works at SJIMA bloom from Kevin Christison's studio in an array of upcycled waste materials; PET plastics, glass, aluminum, paper, and natural fiber. The use of sustainable energy in the art-making processes is emphasized and underscored throughout the exhibition. As the title The New FORBIDDEN suggests, this body of work investigates the ever-changing boundaries of what is deemed acceptable, or allowed, in society, and what is forbidden. Artworks address such topics as climate change, ethics, social acceptance, the concept of property, personal and communal boundaries, management of natural resources (including waste materials), and the use of sustainable energy.