andrew james mckay
23 September to 14 October 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday 28 September // 12-3 PM
(private viewings by request, please contact artist via website below)
The first KW solo exhibition by andrew james mckay, following his return to the region after his recent 2019 graduation from Emily Carr University of Art+Design, EXTERIORS is the resituating of Canadian landscape painting.
Whereas in the past landscape paintings have often served to relay notions of undisturbed territories rich in resources for the categorizing and harvesting, EXTERIORS takes a position that today—for any number of reasons be they political, economic, social, et cetera—most who are on the land find their civic agency has become obstructed. Noting this, EXTERIORS asks the question: how has the tradition of landscape depiction shaped our ideas of who is ‘on and of’ the land, and moving forward, how can the landscape image serve as an assembly point for greater democratic participation?
Exhibition catalogues with essay by the artist, alongside collected drawings, available as supplies permit.