New Works | Colin Kennedy and David Murphy
Curated by Jonathan Syme
Opening: April 17, 7pm - 10pm
Exhibition: April 17 - May 24
The pairing of artists David Murphy and Colin Kennedy, whose works emerge from very divergent practices, was inspired by their shared concern for representing space in the absence of location.
David Murphy, through an indexical mechanism, explores and exposes uninhabited, static landscapes and curated interiors. These unoccupied spaces lack physical human presence but are undoubtedly engineered and impacted by the processes of human intervention. Bereft of the physical body, these spaces represent connections to the relationship between our social and psychological states.
Likewise, Colin Kennedy eschews the depictions of identifiable human constructs and opts instead to explore an internal, psychological landscape. His work portrays the intangible territory of intuition and a more subconscious stream of emotive rendering. Here is a contemplation of what we cannot see but what we can feel - a visceral and undulating wave of texture flowing through the subconscious mind as a result of our built experiences.
Studies of both bodies of work may be best served by Kennedy’s own assertion that perception is akin to watching the flows of passing water.
Jonathan Syme graduated with a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design. He currently lives in Vancouver, BC, where he maintains a studio practice focused on painting and sculpture.
ROBERT LYNDS GALLERY
Gallery hours during exhibition:
Tuesday through Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
1639 West 3rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1K1