Colour ink jet print, 17" x 22" (43 cm x 56 cm) Photo: Paul Litherland
Aluminum paint can, Latex paint. Photo: Paul Litherland
Installation view, The New Gallery, Calgary. Photo: Ashley Bedet
Installation view, The New Gallery. Photo: Ashley Bedet
GNKDA Mystic Grey
2014 Colour ink jet print, aluminum paint can, latex paint.
GNKDA Mystic Grey (2014) appropriates leftover gallons of colour latex paint used in the creation of separate art projects by two of Canada’s best-known artists, Garry Neill Kennedy and David Altmejd, which were presented in galleries where I was working as an Exhibition coordinator. Years later, I recuperated these leftover paint cans from the galleries’ storage areas, and in an effort to harness the creative potential their combined forces might possess, I mixed the 6 colours to produce a ‘magical’ hue of grey, which is kept sealed in a pristine gallon paint can.
Garry Neill Kennedy’s installation, You Scratch My Back and I’ll Scratch Yours in the Colonial Room, was presented at Articule in Montréal, in 2004.
David Altmejd’s sculpture The Settler, was presented as part of the exhibition L’Écho des limbes, at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery in Montréal, in 2005.
Exhibition history: The New Gallery, Calgary (2016)