Christine Klassen Gallery
Kevin Boyle | Rocio Graham
Exhibition dates: February 3 - March 17
Opening reception: Saturday, February 3rd, 1-4pm
KEVIN BOYLE: Lost Together
This highly anticipated follow up to Kevin Boyle’s Alberta debut at CKG in 2016 will feature a curated selection of his evocative prairie “portraits”.
Kevin Boyle is a Vancouver-based photographer who was born and raised in the Canadian Prairies. He is known for his unconventional and breathtaking take on prairie photography, specifically his long-exposure evening shots of dilapidated buildings from what were once thriving communities. Most recently, he’s turned his lens to an often-overlooked muse: the HERD. Lost Together takes us on a journey across the prairie, through a series of large-scale photographs which capture the inexplicable magic of our land.
Introducing: ROCIO GRAHAM
CKG is pleased to welcome emerging photographer Rocio Graham to the gallery with the premiere exhibition of her When I Think of Home series.
Born in Mexico, Graham emigrated to Canada in 2002, studying art at Emily Carr University and the Alberta College of Art + Design, where she recently obtained a Bachelor of Design in Photography. Her poignant still lives are influenced by her cultural heritage, identity as a woman and mother, and reflections on daily life. Fittingly, her home and garden serve as her studio, where her elaborate compositions begin the moment she selects a seed to nurture. Influenced by classical portraiture and momento mori, Graham’s large-scale photographs are lovingly crafted meditations on life cycles, labour, consumption, and the macroeconomic impacts of home. She admits it’s a labour-intensive process which “allows [her] to explore time and nature as creative allies”.
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