Brief Encounters (detail), 2014.


Brief Encounters

APRIL 2 - 26, 2014
RECEPTION: APRIL 12, 2 - 5pm

The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Brief Encounters, an exhibition by artist Lynn Christine Kelly.

Brief Encounters is part of an ongoing body of work concerning the cycles of life. In Brief Encounters, Lynn Christine Kelly expands her investigation of the intimate cycles within a family, of life, death, migration, and relocation in conjunction with the biological concepts of growth, decay, regrowth and rebirth.  Her ongoing interest in the temporality of geological and constructed forms merges with the concept of human existence and our interaction with the rest of the natural environment. 

Constantly looking to share her fascination with, and awe of, the natural world, Kelly’s work is a philosophical narrative, perhaps even spiritual. Looking at the transience of life and the state of the planet, the work lacks an overtly human presence.  The scenes possess a duality of possibility; either something has happened or it is about to happen.  Referencing that which might be beginning or might be ending, sites of destruction or perhaps rejuvenation, the work talks about the cycles of life, regeneration if you will, the remains of humankind’s imprint.  Multifaceted, her work involves painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation.


Lynn Christine Kelly is a graduate of the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK (2008) and the BFA program at the Ontario College of Art and Design, with Distinction (2006). She has exhibited nationally and internationally, has work in Canadian corporate collections as well as private collections worldwide, and has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council. Kelly currently lives and works in Toronto and is a member of the Red Head Gallery.