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Shop for Skin

an installation at Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University

October 16 – November 10, 2023

What does it look like when we die? What happens to the energy of a life, when no longer contained by our skin? The architecture of skin is a threshold for so many desires and projections, from inside out and outside in. A membrane of intimacy, joy, and pain. Yet how do we forge a partnership with grief, when the vessel of skin is gone and dissipation of matter isn’t physics theory? Find the forgotten corners, breathe in the dust, shop for skin outside time.


created in memory of my sister Mary Beth Craig-Oatley

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