NANCY ANNE MCPHEE
MOON SPACE SATELLITE
JUNE 22 TO JULY 16, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY JUNE 24, 6 - 8:30 PM
The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Moon Space Satellite by artist Nancy Anne McPhee.
“We have your satellite. If you want it back send 20 billion in Martian
money. No funny business or you will never see it again.”
A joke reportedly written on a wall in 1999 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab
after losing contact with the Mars Polar Lander, which was never recovered.
Quietly orbiting the earth or drifting through space, this exhibition takes as it’s subject the satellites and stations that we, people, send into the void of space. Rendered in ink wash drawings, pastel drawings, and an installation, these beacons float around in the dark sending beams of information back to us. They record the vastness of space through the minutia of data.
Nancy Anne McPhee is originally from Alberta and now based in Hamilton, ON. She has a BFA from the University of Victoria, an MFA from Concordia University, and an MLIS from Dalhousie University, and has worked as an instructor at Concordia University and NSCAD University. McPhee has exhibited in North America and internationally in commercial galleries and artist-run centres, and has received funding from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
The artist gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the City of Hamilton’s City Enrichment Fund.