Maya Rubio produces art shows, workshops, and other multidisciplinary projects. She also loves teaching, b/vlogging, and writing about art. 


Artist: M’Kenzy Cannon

Location: Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts (Boston, MA)

Dates: August 6–September 10, 2022

PLEASE LET ME IN is a multimedia installation of video, photo, and object work that crystallizes as an interactive experience, urging gallery-goers to excavate and co-create the exhibition’s narrative. A living bedroom installed deep in the gallery is an open invitation to explore an unknown stranger’s most intimate space—an opportunity to discover details hidden within the work and to reckon with what those discoveries might reveal. Beyond the bedroom emanates the detritus of fantasy and nightmares—large scale projections of warped home interiors immerse you in the realm of the Other; found object creations imbue the space with a sense of haunted history; fairy houses made of scavenged bits of earth and trash evidence an idyllic fairytale in a state of apocalypse.

PLEASE LET ME IN is a piece of object-spatial theatre, an environmental performance in which gallery-goers become a character in the sticky world of existential mystery constructed by Cannon and Rubio, gathering the threads between self and divine, intimate and unknowable, bedroom and black hole.

M’Kenzy Cannon: PLEASE LET ME IN is the fourth exhibition in the 1:1 Curatorial Initiative series presented in the Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts. Each exhibition in this series presents a collaborative project between one curator and one artist, and either introduces a new artist or highlights a new aspect of a more experienced artist.

Public Programs:

  1. Desire Path, a sonic walk by Kelly Chen
  2. Romancing the Virtual Domestic, an object-oriented poetry workshop by Annie Martin