Garry Neill Kennedy
November 2 — December 7, 2013
Reception Friday, November 1, 8PM
The Or Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Pattison, a new installation by renowned Halifax-based artist Garry Neill Kennedy.
Pattison is an evolution of the project Kennedy presented at G Gallery in Toronto and deals with his longtime interests in business culture, commercial signage, the interplay of corporate and personal identities, and the use of colour and typography indexed to portraiture. The large wall text painting combines the corporate word marks of Jim Pattison and Bob Rennie, two prominent business figures in Vancouver.
Garry Neill Kennedy is an artist, educator, and the former President of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), Halifax. Kennedy has exhibited extensively and his work has been the subject of a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2000). He was awarded the Portia White Prize by the Arts Council of Nova Scotia, (2000); the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, (2004); and invested as a Member of the Order of Canada, (2004). Recently, MIT Press invited Kennedy to author the book, The Last Art College, NSCAD (1968-1978), which chronicles the first ten years of his presidency.
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