In There Is No Right Time, Mikayla Whitmore (UNLV Department of Art, BFA, 2010) comprises a series of photographs she took over several years while exploring the landscapes of Nevada & California. Whitmore seeks to highlight a series of unintentional vestiges of fading beliefs in order to trace a pantheon of contested principles that reflect romantic notions of the American west. These pictures aim to contextualize and amplify mementos of American values by way of isolation & freedom. For instance, the invisibility of small artistic gestures in the middle of the desert gains a hypervisiblity when detached from an urban context. Therefore, the lack of human presence in her work is intentional, focusing on an array of overlooked objects and moments that she came across thru her travels. One of her goals is to expose the current political climate in the US by surveying overlooked and unintentional monuments. Mistrust and abandonment are themes that echo throughout There Is No Right Time, asking the question, what are we left with? An installation artist and photographer, Whitmore has exhibited at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas P3 Studio, Humble Arts Foundation, and the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas.
Opening Reception: 5-9 p.m., October 6, 2017.