KELLY RICHARDSON: The Last Frontier

KELLY RICHARDSON: THE LAST FRONTIER

This first retrospective publication features an extensive look at the UK-based Canadian born artist’s audiovisual installation works of the last 15 years. Richardson’s works play with the idea of the hyper-real, a notion that due to our increased use of new media can no longer be distinguished from the real or the constructed. In particular she is fascinated by the way in which we connect with landscape, and within her deeply layered practice, she draws on devices from Hollywood science-fiction and horror, landscape painting and wildlife cinematography. The results are complex cinematic installations that present us with locations that appear real but have been subtly doctored with CGI, animation and sound to create an unsettling, otherworldly atmosphere. The lack of any physical human presence enhances the work; often making the scenarios feel like a post-apocalyptic future.

AUTHORS
Louis Grachos, executive director, The Contemporary Austin, USA
Kelly Gordon, associate curator, Hirshhorn Museum, USA
Holly E. Hughes, curator of the collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, USA
Alistair Robinson is programme director, NGCA, UK

PUBLISHER
Art Editions North / Southern Alberta Art Gallery

ISBN: 9781894699570
Format: hardback (with four different cover images)
Pages: 160
Illustrations: 117 colour
Dimensions: 220mm x 280mm

Photo credits: Colin Davison

 

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