MAY 27 TO JUNE 20, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY JUNE 5, 6 - 9 PM
The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Counterpoise an exhibition by artist Margie Kelk.
At The Red Head Gallery, Margie Kelk's Counterpoise provides her audience a glimpse of mythical lives glowing, under the eternal flux, with energies hidden deep within the earth. As part of her installation, Kelk will premiere her first animated film Substratae, in combination with a new series of sculptures and Plexiglas photo-works. There is mystery here, and a sense of the otherworldly tempered with a dash of humour. A colourful array of characters interacts with metaphorical electronic components to present vignettes of activity and emotion in a rugged terrain not unlike that found in Iceland. In a series of bronze sculptures, Kelk isolates and removes these people from their hiding places, displaying them like souvenirs from a journey into a mythological world.
Toronto based visual artist Margie Kelk's artistic practice reflects contemporary concerns about cultural history and politics. Kelk takes an exploratory and experimental approach as she appropriates and reconstructs visual fragments of ideas through diverse artistic media that includes ceramic sculpture, installation, drawing and painting, animation and photography. She has been showing in Canada, the United States and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions include Beyond Absurd (2010),Nowhereness (2012) and Swarf (2013) at the Red Head Gallery and Nowhereness (2014) at Artcite, Incorporated, Windsor, Ontario. Upcoming exhibitions include Counterpoise at the Red Head Gallery, Toronto. Kelk is a graduate of Wellesley College, The Johns Hopkins University (PhD.), and the Toronto School of Art diploma program