Jessie Wilber Gallery

  • Event Time 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
  • Event Start Date 02/11/2022
  • Event Location 111 S Grand Ave.

KINGDOM by Emily McIlroy

Friday, February 11  |  5:30pm
Jessie Wilber Gallery  OR Online  

Join us in person in the Jessie Wilber Gallery OR virtually via ZOOM (registration required)

Artist talk is in conjunction with the exhibit opening 5 – 7pm.


Meet artist Emily McIlroy and learn more about her works inspired by an artist residency in Glacier National Park in 2018. She will discuss her process, the meaning behind her works that will be in a coning book that she is creating exploring the relationships between ourselves and the wilderness.

About the Work

These works were created as an extension of my 2018 Artist Residency at Glacier National Park, and will ultimately be part of an artist book that builds connections between inner and outer “wildernesses.” The book, through an integration of art and text, will invite audiences to explore the boundaries between themselves and the nonhuman world.

Each piece in this series points to the enmeshment and permeability of environments, minds, and bodies. Emerging from a process of layering and often subtraction, they attempt to bridge the enduring with the temporal, the visible with the invisible, the prosaic with the poetic. Looking simultaneously both outward and inward, they connect the realm of wilderness—its beauty, violence, power, and fragility—with our own internal territories.