08 March - 20 April, 2013
In Conversation with J.J. Kegan McFadden @ PLATFORM
Artist Talk @ The University of Manitoba in ARTlab Room 136
This exhibition was first presented in early 2012 at the Louise and Reuben - Cohen Art Gallery of the Université de Moncton under the directorship of Nisk Imbeault. Kennedy will be speaking in conversation with J.J. Kegan McFadden at PLATFORM on Saturday, March 9th at 3PM. Kennedy will also be giving an Artist Talk at the University of Manitoba on Monday, March 4th at 11:30AM in ARTlab room 136.
A major contributor to conceptual art, Garry Neill Kennedy's artistic career spans over forty years and his work is recognized across Canada and abroad. As head of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design for more than 23 years, he revolutionized the way art was taught there, while positioning Atlantic Canada at the heart of the conceptual art movement. This is not only the first exhibition of Kennedy's work to focus on his photographic output, but it also aims to foster a better understanding of the work of the artist as a whole, and his contribution to the evolution of contemporary art in Canada and in the Atlantic Region.
From Garry Neill Kennedy (Bisected) made in 1969 to Spotted, in 2009, images from photographic sources have been an integral part of Kennedy's production. This body of work is brought together in an exhibition that underscores the specifics of this practice. PLATFORM is also very excited to be co-producer with The Louise and Reuben - Cohen Art Gallery of a bilingual publication that accompanies the exhibition. The publication will be available at the opening reception.
The opening reception, artist talk, and conversation are all free. All are welcome to attend.
Image: Jerry Lewis in the Paris Metro, 1995
PLATFORM wishes to acknowledge the support of its membership, board of directors, volunteers, and staff. Operating support for The Centre is provided by Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. Additional project funding for this exhibition was received from the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information about this exhibition or other PLATFORM programming, please contact the Centre directly: PLATFORM | 121-100 Arthur Street [Artspace Building] | Winnipeg, Manitoba | R3B 1H3 | 204.942.8183 | www.platformgallery.org