Los Angeles-based artist Erin McKenna presents newly created modern artworks in YOTA, a pop-up exhibition in Cuesta College’s Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, running May 27 through June 14; an opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 27 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

“Join us for a fun Memorial Day weekend art party and reception,” said Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery Coordinator Emma Saperstein. “Let's launch into a summer of contemporary art with this pop-up exhibit!”

McKenna incorporates various mediums into her works, including fabric, found objects, Hydrocal, fiberglass, and resin. The upcoming exhibit explores the gender and sociopolitical stereotypes associated with Toyota® pick-up trucks. “YOTA will touch on issues of feminism, the figure, humor, and ambiguity,” said Saperstein. “McKenna’s works involve taking an object from culture and then disfiguring or decontextualizing it completely in order to further understand and deconstruct.”

McKenna graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2012. That same year she co-founded No Place Studios in Columbus, OH. For more information on Erin McKenna, visit her website.

The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery is located in room 7170, on the San Luis Obispo campus of Cuesta College. It is open Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (805) 546-3202 or email gallery@cuesta.edu.