Keith Wilson: Desire Path

Keith Wilson: Desire Path

College of Environment + Design, The University of Georgia

March 19 - April 18, 2015

The unplanned pedestrian trails created by a desire to get from point A to point B as efficiently as possible. Often found adjacent to parking lots or bisecting green lawns, these shortcuts provide a record of human agency, professional failure and collective activity on the University's campus. On several visits to UGA and the Dodd Galleries, Wilson photographed a series of desire paths found on campus. For his final project, he installed a large-scale mural of one path in the the College of Environment + Design. 

 Exhibition brochure with curator's essay

Keith Wilson is a filmmaker and artist based in San Francisco. His films have been exhibited at Sundance, the Berlinale, South by Southwest and the United States National Gallery of Art. He is producing and shooting, WATER MAKES US WET, a documentary feature directed by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens. The film will premiere in September 2017 at documenta 14. He was Director of Photography and Producer for INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. directed by James Franco and Travis Mathews, which premiered at Sundance and was released theatrically by Strand Releasing. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of New Day Films, a 40 year-old documentary distribution cooperative. In addition to recent solo shows in Austin, Texas and Berkeley, California, his artist book EVERY BUILDING ON BURNET [burn-it] ROAD was exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery and the Brandhorst Museum as part of the exhibit Ed Ruscha & Co. His photography books SEE I SAW (2014) and HYDE PARK APARTMENTS (2010) are published by Publication Studio and, with Shannon O'Malley, he is the co-creator and editor of GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS. Keith has an MFA in film production from the Radio-TV-Film Department at UT-Austin. Currently based atop San Francisco's Bernal Hill, Keith grew up on a cul-de-sac in suburban Atlanta.