EMILY CARR AWARD WINNER: CHRISTANN KENNEDY
In keeping with the tradition of geometric abstraction, Christann Kennedy, in her own words, avoids "painterly facture and overt representation". Instead, she makes paintings of open structures that are primarily about colour, and how we relate to it. Her purposefully simple compositions highlight this facet of our engagement with the work, and explore "how colour relates to pleasure, desire, appetite, production, and consumption". Christiann is the winner of the John C. Kerr Chancellor's Award for Fine Arts and the Governor General's Silver Medal.
oil on canvas, 2012
12 panels at 18" x 24"
total installed dimensions, 78" x 81"