Courtesy of the Artists

Please Let Me In Public Reception

M’Kenzy Cannon: PLEASE LET ME IN | Curated by Maya Rubio


Public Reception & Curatorial Walkthrough

Friday, August 12 | 6–9pm

During the public reception for PLEASE LET ME IN, visitors will also be able to visit Project Room No. 1: Karmimadeebora McMillan, the first of the new Mills Gallery Project Room Exhibition Series. And as an additional treat, the BCA Artist Studios Building will be open from 5–8:30pm. If you get to our campus an hour early or feel like stepping outside during the reception, you’re welcome to explore the four floors next door and visit some BCA studio residents and their studios. Please RSVP.

On view

August 6—September 10 ● Wednesday—Saturday | 1–6pm
BCA Mills Gallery, 551 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116


PLEASE LET ME IN is a multimedia installation of video, photo, and object work that crystallizes as an interactive experience, urging gallery-goers to excavate and co-create the exhibition’s narrative. A living bedroom installed deep in the gallery is an open invitation to explore an unknown stranger’s most intimate space—an opportunity to discover details hidden within the work and to reckon with what those discoveries might reveal. Beyond the bedroom emanates the detritus of fantasy and nightmares—large scale projections of warped home interiors immerse you in the realm of the Other; found object creations imbue the space with a sense of haunted history; fairy houses made of scavenged bits of earth and trash evidence an idyllic fairytale in a state of apocalypse.

PLEASE LET ME IN is a piece of object-spatial theatre, an environmental performance in which gallery-goers become a character in the sticky world of existential mystery constructed by Cannon and Rubio, gathering the threads between self and divine, intimate and unknowable, bedroom and black hole.

M’Kenzy Cannon: PLEASE LET ME IN is the fourth exhibition in the 1:1 Curatorial Initiative series presented in the Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts. Each exhibition in this series presents a collaborative project between one curator and one artist, and either introduces a new artist or highlights a new aspect of a more experienced artist.