Travois First Fridays: Join us June 7 for Keith Secola’s exhibition

In partnership with AIGA KC, we’re thrilled to host Keith Secola, who belongs to the Northern Ute and Anishinaabe nations, on Friday, June 7 with his solo exhibition entitled “Wounds Many.”

“‘Wounds Many’ is the title of my largest piece in the exhibit,” Keith told us. “My work involves the reinsertion of the American Indian identity onto deconstructed book covers of American history. I’m excited to tell the story of my tribal community through the beauty and struggles we have overcome.”

Travois will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Keith will give an artist talk after introductions by Edwing Mendez, associate of diversity & inclusion for AIGA KC, the local chapter of the professional organization for design. This will start at 6:30 p.m. We’re pleased that the talented members of AIGA KC will join us.

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Keith grew up in the Southwest and earned an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, focusing on silkscreen printing, and currently lives and works in Oakland, CA. He received a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2012.

Keith says his earliest influences came from his father, who is a musician, traveling and exposing him to contemporary Native arts at a young age. These early experiences would influence a life in fine arts. Finding a balance between contemporary life and tradition, he creates a blend of images, prints, paintings, and installation derived from oral storytelling and Native America to communicate his work. Most recently, Keith was named a 2018-2019 Fellowship Artist by the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. Read more on pine | copper | lime.

We are excited to host Keith in Kansas City!

Learn more about Keith on his website and Instagram.