Scorched Earth 3 ,
Charcoal on wood panel, 12x24 inches.

Scorched Earth

OCTOBER 3 – OCTOBER 27, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION:  Thursday, October 4th, 6 - 9pm

Artist interviewed by Artsync
Mentioned on the Rita Vindedzis Blog

The Red Head Gallery is proud to present artist Lynn Christine Kelly's Scorched Earth,    a multi-media installation.  In this new series of work, Kelly   continues her investigation of humankinds’ interaction with the natural   environment and considers our alienation from Mother Earth and her   life-sustaining gifts.  Experiencing lives devastated through natural   disasters, accidental incidents, and illness, in spite of the   devastating results of chemical interventions and the overtly damaging  results of much of our modern technology, and seeing the total   destruction wrought by war, she questions why we continue down these   ruinous paths.  Dealing with issues of loss, sadness, and despair   Scorched Earth is an exploration of personal turmoil as well as a   comment on global strife.

The work consists of burnt wood wall   sculptures, charcoal drawings on wood panel and linen, and a fractured  sculpture of a burnt tree trunk.  Making images of trees and then   focusing on materials provided by trees, Kelly is offering a reminder of    humankinds’ reliance on a connection with the rest of nature, the need   to nurture our forests as well as each other, and hope for  resurrecting  respect for Mother Earth and recognition of the abundant  possibilities  offered.

Lynn Christine Kelly is a  Toronto-based multi-media  artist and a member of The Red Head Gallery.   She received her MAFA from  the Chelsea College of Art and Design,  London, in 2008 after being  awarded a BFA with Distinction from the  Ontario College of Art and  Design in 2006.  Her work is held in private  collections worldwide as  well as corporate collections, including the  Newmarket Public Library,  United Way of Canada, and the Canadian  Standards Association.

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