Virtual Artist Talk
M’Kenzy Cannon and Maya Rubio join us for the next episode of our virtual artist talk series “Hello My Name Is….” Learn about the concepts behind their exhibition PLEASE LET ME IN, currently on view at the BCA Mills Gallery. You’ll also be able to ask questions and participate in an active discussion with the curator and artist.
About the Artist: M’Kenzy Cannon
M’Kenzy Cannon is an artist, writer, and filmmaker from Nashville, now based in New York City. Having graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Visual Media Arts Production, her work blends experimental techniques of film and video with performance and installation. Her recent practice has involved creative archiving — the intersection of research, art, and archival design, specifically in relation to digital realms and found objects.
About The Curator: Maya Rubio
Maya Rubio is a curator and arts writer haunted by Louise Bourgeois’s Art21 interview proclamation: “Art doesn’t have to be explained.” Rubio’s practice aims to magnify affect — those raw feelings, instincts, and associations roused by encountering an art object or space. Theatre enraptured the passions of then second grade Rubio — an enchantment which has transformed into a multidisciplinary fascination with the energetic exchanges resonating between humans and art. She is guided by a love for community, curiosity, magic, and god.
Rubio has worked on several exhibitions at Emerson College, where she studied the business of creative enterprises and art history. She is a project assistant at art_works, an editorial assistant on the staff of Boston Art Review, and an after school teacher at Underwood Elementary School.
Portrait of artist M'Kenzy Cannon
Portrait of the curator Maya Rubio