Virtuous Beasts

July 23, 2020

Virtuous Beasts, photo of a haystack

Virtuous Beasts

Erfle toc of erfle erfle wyfl woh,

Erfle ofler erfle to fle erfle droh,

Erfle leyde erfle in erflene flroh,

fio heude erfle of erfle erfle ynoh.

Earth took of Earth, Earth with woe,

Earth other Earth to the Earth drew,

Earth laid Earth in an Earthen trough,

Then had Earth of Earth Earth enough.

—Anonymous Middle English Lyric

Virtuous Beasts, an exhibition by Kalaija Mallery. Exploring notions of a post-catastrophe “agri-cult”, Mallery imagines communal living and spiritual cultivation at the end of Capitalism. Drawing from religious and rural aesthetics, she alludes to a morally complicated future. Found and assembled objects paired with drawings and video pursue the notion that freedom is as abundant and fruitful a virtue as the Earth itself.

All Thesis presentations will take place at 2:30 PST the Friday of the exhibition via Zoom

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Rooted in critical investigation and rigorous, self-disciplined creative practice, the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program is ideal for motivated students who can work independently, who desire a flexible structure, and who are seeking the challenge and community of an immersive graduate program, inclusive of both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary practices with an international outlook.

Thank you to Fourteen30 Contemporary for their generous donation of gallery space and resources for our Thesis exhibitions:

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1501 SW Market Street, Portland OR 97201

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