Kelly Richardson: Twilight Avenger
July 24, 2008 – September 6, 2008
Reception: July 24, 2008 5-8 PM
Birch Libralato is proud to present new work by Kelly Richardson. Two new video installations and a series of photographs elicit the language of cinema to create fantastical tableaux reflecting split realities: part real, part imagined.
In the video ‘Twilight Avenger’ a glowing stag quietly walks through a dark, enigmatic forest in a dreamlike state. ‘Wagon’s Roll (The Remake)’ features the moment in an action film where a car flies off of a cliff. The wheels spin, clouds pass, cicadas buzz and smoke billows from the car all the while portentously suspended in mid air. Both wily and contemplative Richardson’s new work offers rich visual metaphors for our complicated ‘modern reality’.
Kelly Richardson was born in Canada where she studied fine art at the Ontario College of Art and Design (AOCAD with honours) in Toronto and media studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (MFA studies) in Halifax. Her works have been exhibited internationally at various venues including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, USA, 2008), HALLWALLS (Buffalo, USA, 2008), Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal (Montreal, Canada, 2007), The Nunnery (London, UK, 2006), Gwangju Biennale (South Korea, 2004), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada, 2003) and Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, 2002). Her works were recently acquired by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Albright-Knox and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Upcoming exhibitions include the Busan Biennale (Busan, South Korea, 2008) and Pace University Digitial Gallery (NYC, USA, 2008). She lives and works in the United Kingdom.
Twilight Avenger has been supported by ISIS Arts, UK.