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Kaiser Exhibit

Kiehle Gallery features exhibit by Nika Kaiser

Nika Kaiser "The Passage" exhibit poster"The Passage" by Nika Kaiser will be on display in the Kiehle Gallery Oct. 7 through Nov. 5. Gallery Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

"The Passage" is a five channel video installation with sound joined by three large scale photographic prints. The work in the exhibition examines how climate change is causing Lake Powell in Arizona to shrink, enabling once submerged Glen Canyon to reappear as a ghost-like space covered in calcified silt. "The Passage" offers
ceremony for the loss of place and an implicit post-human future.

Kaiser is a Tuscon-based artists and the 2021-22 Jim & Beverly Pehler Endowment Artist-in-
Residence in the Department of Art. She is in residency with the Department of Art and the School of The Arts. 

The Department of Art will hold an opening reception in the gallery and on the gallery deck
overlooking the Mississippi River 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12. Kaiser will give an artist talk beginning at 11:30 a.m. during the reception. 

Kaiser is a visual artist working with photography, video, and installation. Her art practice intersects ideas of mysticism, interspecies connection, and future ecologies. Kaiser received her MFA in Visual Art from University of Oregon in 2013. Her work has been exhibited internationally. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including two Arts Foundation New Works Grants and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship. She is an alumni member of the collective Ditch Projects in Springfield, Oregon and current member of the video collective Ungrund. Her photographs and videos have been featured in Wut Magazine, Azymuth (Spain), and on NPR. She teaches experimental practices in the Department of Film and Television at the University of Arizona.