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Kristen Miologos – COMPEL /REPEL
February 19 @ 5:00 pm - March 14 @ 3:00 pm
Kristen Miologos is a Phoenix-based artist who seeks out the emotional liminal space of her hyphenated Greek-American identity through the production of objects, performance, and sound. She holds an MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in Fibers from Arizona State University. Most recently, Kristen has performed durational sound pieces at Phoenix Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, and Angels Gate Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Kristen is currently adjunct art faculty at Estrella Mountain Community College.
To live a hyphenated-identity is to live in the in-between spaces of existence, always seeking harmony within oneself. Compel/Repel is a solo exhibition by artist Kristen Miologos that examines the emotional polarities of hyphenated-identity through the use of magnetic fields, found objects, and sound. The intention of a hyphen is to join, and yet, oftentimes it can represent a barrier between polarized worlds. Within this context, Kristen associates the hyphen with the notion of liminality; the line acts as a physical representation of the emotional space traversed between multiple, cultural selves.