OUT OF ORDER
DECEMBER 20 TO 24, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 6 - 8:30PM
The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present as the December rental exhibition, Out of Order by artist Kimberley White.
Kimberley White’s research-based practice combines variations of painting, sculpture and installation. In this interdisciplinary exhibition she questions the conditions, limitations and violence of order and ordering practices. Drawing on histories of institutionalization and theoretical considerations of time, space and place, this work critically navigates the tensions between discipline and transgression, concealment and transparency, excess and restraint. The pieces in this collection work together to trouble the boundaries of order, and to consider what it means, or if it is possible to have meaning, out of order.
Born in 1966, Kimberley White lived in rural Northern Ontario until the age of 17, when she left high school and moved to Toronto. She quickly found refuge in the immersive acts of writing and painting and began taking art and creative writing classes at OCA and Sheridan College. In 1988, she enrolled full time at university to study psychology and neuroscience. She would go on to establish an academic career in socio-legal studies. She holds a PhD (2001) and MA (1995) from the University of Toronto in Criminology and Socio-legal Studies, and a BSc (1993) from York University. She is an associate professor of Law and Society at York University with appointments in three different graduate programs: Social and Political Thought, Critical Disability Studies and Socio-legal Studies. In 2013, Kimberley took a two-year leave from her position at York University to build a research-based studio practice. She is now finishing an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design at OCAD University. Kimberley works and lives in downtown Toronto.