CURRENT EXHIBITS

LILY LEE

The Great Basin Murders

On view in Halleck Bar Gallery until November 22, 2020 The Great Basin Murders is a collaborative exhibition of weavings by Lily Martina Lee and photography by Carrie Quinney. The Great Basin Murders are a loose grouping of homicides spanning the 1970’s to 1990’s in which women were found killed and dumped along the region’s highways, most of which are still unsolved today. Lee creates weavings by developing original patterns using data from each case including height, weight and age estimates as well as the date and GPS coordinates of when and where each victim was located. The density of the weaving communicates the postmortem interval. While this work is an attempt to broach the anonymity of unidentified human remains through devotional craft, the resulting woven panels remain visually austere illustrating the absence of information that characterizes many cold cases. Through weaving these shrouds Lee seeks to give the victims a gesture of respect not previously afforded to them. Through digital photography Quinney documents the woven shrouds at the sites where each victim was found, stylistically bridging crime scene documentation and landscape photography. These images position the shrouds as bodies, contextualizing the series art historical movements considering violence against women from Renaissance and Baroque paintings to contemporary participatory art addressing social issues, all against the backdrop of the ever foreboding, mysterious and beautiful Western desert. Lily would like to contribute to the costs for whole genome sequencing and genetic genealogy analysis to hopefully use these advanced techniques to identify one of the Jane Does from her series. If you are moved to donate toward this cause, please contact Lily Lee at lilylee@boisestate.edu
KAREM ORREGO Shattering the Pictures from our Heads

On view in Barrick Gallery until January 31, 2020

We invite you to experience first-hand stories inside an immersive video art installation that includes multi-screen art, as well as 360 video technology! This exhibition deconstructs the “Mythic Indian” stereotypes we see in mainstream media through the perspective of members from the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe. Drive through Owyhee, the headquarters of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Nevada, where you will find real individuals, landscapes, and conversations that bring to light the diverse cultural identity of the Native community. For many years, the Native American Community has been labeled as monolithic, which has erased individual and cultural identities. Those labels extinguish the opportunity to watch and listen to their perspectives. After seven years of an amazing relationship working with the youth of Owyhee, we want this exhibition to become an artistic platform for authentic voices and thought-provoking visuals that shatter the misconceptions behind the people of First nations. To support this project, please visit edgeofdiscovery.org/support.

CURRENT EXHIBITS

LILY LEE

The Great Basin Murders

On view in Halleck Bar Gallery until November 22, 2020 The Great Basin Murders is a collaborative exhibition of weavings by Lily Martina Lee and photography by Carrie Quinney. The Great Basin Murders are a loose grouping of homicides spanning the 1970’s to 1990’s in which women were found killed and dumped along the region’s highways, most of which are still unsolved today. Lee creates weavings by developing original patterns using data from each case including height, weight and age estimates as well as the date and GPS coordinates of when and where each victim was located. The density of the weaving communicates the postmortem interval. While this work is an attempt to broach the anonymity of unidentified human remains through devotional craft, the resulting woven panels remain visually austere illustrating the absence of information that characterizes many cold cases. Through weaving these shrouds Lee seeks to give the victims a gesture of respect not previously afforded to them. Through digital photography Quinney documents the woven shrouds at the sites where each victim was found, stylistically bridging crime scene documentation and landscape photography. These images position the shrouds as bodies, contextualizing the series art historical movements considering violence against women from Renaissance and Baroque paintings to contemporary participatory art addressing social issues, all against the backdrop of the ever foreboding, mysterious and beautiful Western desert. Lily would like to contribute to the costs for whole genome sequencing and genetic genealogy analysis to hopefully use these advanced techniques to identify one of the Jane Does from her series. If you are moved to donate toward this cause, please contact Lily Lee at lilylee@boisestate.edu
KAREM ORREGO Shattering the Pictures from our Heads

On view in Barrick Gallery until January 31, 2020

We invite you to experience first-hand stories inside an immersive video art installation that includes multi-screen art, as well as 360 video technology! This exhibition deconstructs the “Mythic Indian” stereotypes we see in mainstream media through the perspective of members from the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe. Drive through Owyhee, the headquarters of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Nevada, where you will find real individuals, landscapes, and conversations that bring to light the diverse cultural identity of the Native community. For many years, the Native American Community has been labeled as monolithic, which has erased individual and cultural identities. Those labels extinguish the opportunity to watch and listen to their perspectives. After seven years of an amazing relationship working with the youth of Owyhee, we want this exhibition to become an artistic platform for authentic voices and thought-provoking visuals that shatter the misconceptions behind the people of First nations. To support this project, please visit edgeofdiscovery.org/support.
NORTHEASTERN NEVADA  MUSEUM
NORTHEASTERN NEVADA  MUSEUM