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Legacy Art Gallery

Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures
June 25 – Sept 17, 2022
Victoria, BC, curated by Jessie Demers

Bringing together artists from British Columbia whose practices focus on ecology and the relationships between humans and nature, informed by direct engagement with some of the last tracts of ancient temperate forests in the province. Artists include Rande Cook, Paul Walde, Valerie Salez, Mike Andrew McLean, Connie Michelle Morey, Jeremy Herndl, Kyle Scheurmann, Heather Kai Smith, Kelly Richardson, Jordan Hill.

Niio Art

Anticlimactic
On now
online (niio.com), curated by Pau Wealder

In the narrative of progress, the natural environment has been recurrently portrayed as an inexhaustible resource and a beautiful background. But today, as Climate Change caused by human activity has become an uncomfortable truth, we must address the consequences of our notion of progress. In “Anticlimactic”, a new artcast curated for Niio Art, artists Diane Drubay, Alexandra Crouwers, Mihai Grecu and Kelly Richardson create landscapes that depict the pressing reality and possible futures of our planet.

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
Feb 9, 2021 – Dec 2, 2024
online (MAC), curated by John Zeppetelli and Victor Shiffman

A veritable audiovisual immersion, this exhibition establishes a dialogue between the œuvre of Leonard Cohen and a selection of artworks from the MAC’s collection.

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Niio Art Interview

Niio Art Interview

Pau Waelder interviews Kelly Richardson
Published: April, 2022

Beauty invites viewers to engage with otherwise very difficult subject. Tragedy in the work is located in the truth of what we’ve wrought, the conditions within which we now find ourselves, and the urgent call for us to collectively face it in order to address it. After decades of scientific warnings riddled with predictions of what life might be like in the future, our path hasn’t changed course.

Galleries West

Galleries West

Lyn Richards reviews Halcyon Fog at KAG
Published: March 10, 2022

Richardson points out the hubris in our fantasy of human specialness, our refusal to acknowledge we’re simply one of many species within the world’s astonishing web of life, and our denial that whatever we do to the environment, we do to ourselves as well. Richardson courts irony by turning the same digital media that potently…

CBC Radio

CBC Radio

Aired: Feb 3, 2022

Kamloops Art Gallery curator Charo Neville gives CBC Radio a tour of Kelly Richardson’s largest Canadian solo exhibition ‘Halcyon Fog’.

Listen here and visit through April 2, 2022!

Surface Magazine

Surface Magazine

Art Basel Miami
Humans + Machines: NFTs and the Ever-Evolving World of Art
Published: Dec 2, 2021

Featuring generative and NFT artists such as Helena Sarin, Kevin Abosch, Matt Deslauriers, and Kelly Richardson, among others, the show will put one of the art world’s hottest phenomenons front and center for the first time at the fair.

Fad Magazine

Fad Magazine

Published Nov 16, 2021

How should we relate to nature? As recently as fifty years ago the anthropocentric way of looking purely through the lens of human outcomes was the mainstream assumption, at least in western traditions. Yet the growing consensus around the effect of a history of exploiting and abusing nature has altered how we see the relationship.

UN Instagram Takeover

UN Instagram Takeover

Published: July 1, 2021

If you could imagine a future for our planet’s biodiversity, what would it be? UVic Visual Arts professor Kelly Richardson has been invited by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to do just that as part of a global collaborative artwork to celebrate the world’s biodiversity and urge for its protection.

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