Monica Canilao’s ‘What’s Lost is Safe’

by JL SchnabelPosted on

Recently opened at Sky High Gallery is a solo exhibition of new works, ‘What’s Lost Is Safe’ by Oakland based artist Monica Canilao. The epic installation is a shrine dedicated to old debris and forgotten things made sacred, collected and built by the prolific artist over the course of a week in Milwaukee where the gallery is based. This site-specific foraging adds an urgent and organic energy to the manipulated, antique photographs and woven textile totems enshrined within the installation. Using a unique mixture of medias and techniques, the works and installation blend seamless within the walls of the gallery; reborn as a communal site of worship for the free wanderers of our generation seeking a connection with all that is lost and found. Take a peek at more of the installation below.

Images courtesy of Sky High Gallery

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