Monday, February 9, 2009

Kevin Kelly's "Colonizing Oort"

Kevin Kelly's work is much admired, and the reception it received here in Winnipeg served to underscore this tremendously. Kevin's opening on Thursday, January 22nd was extremely well attended and many shared enthusiastic remarks about all aspects of the show.

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to share the evening, and a special thank you to Professor Tracey Whalen of the University of Winnipeg's Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications for offering such moving context and commentary. Tracy's deeply thoughtful and elegantly phrased insights were much appreciated and set an excellent preface for Kevin's talk the next day, which was also very well attended.

Check out that full house of eager listeners!

Kevin's tour through his history as an artist was equal parts informative and playful, and the Q&A/conversation that followed was very engaging. Thank you to everyone who joined us and participated!

If you haven't had a chance to see this exhibition yet, there is still time!

Colonizing Oort
runs until Saturday, February 21st and can be found divided between two locations in Centennial Hall: Gallery 1C03 (1st floor) and the Buffeteria (4th floor).

ps. Kelly's experimental travelogue, produced in conjunction with As They Try & Sleep Press and the University of Winnipeg, are still available. This book was produced in a limited edition run of 100, and can be acquired for $20.00 CAD. Please contact us for more information.

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