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THE ERUDITION BY KELLY RICHARDSON WILL PREMIERE IN THREE CANADIAN PROVINCES SIMULTANEOUSLY

Kelly Richardson's major new video installation The Erudition will premiere this December/January in three Canadian provinces simultaneously. Mining the aesthetics of cinema and science fiction, The Erudition presents a lunar-esque looking landscape with what appears to be an unlikely monument or proposal, consisting of holographic trees blowing in fictional wind. Is this slightly malfunctioning display a forgotten site for proposed colonization? Better yet, is this some kind of alien artwork?
 
The Erudition (single channel) will besswitzer@onestopmedia.comgin its Canada-wide premiere at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax, Nova Scotia), followed by Birch Libralato (Toronto, Ontario) and finally, the full triple-channel version will make its debut at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge, Alberta).
 
 
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Last Frontier
Curated by Sarah Fillmore
 
December 3, 2010 – April 26, 2011
 
Human beings share an increasingly precarious co-existence with their natural surroundings. Once regarded as a permanent paradise, the "natural" world has become an elusive last refuge of the wild. The Last Frontier examines the tension between nature, culture, technology and the built environment.
 
The Last Frontier features works by several renowned artists: Canadians Vikky Alexander, David Askevold, Iain Baxter&, Mark Bovey, Edward Burtynsky, Erik Edson, Holly King, Sylvie Readman, Kelly Richardson, Tom Sherman, American Alan Sonfist, as well as France-based Isabelle Dehay and duo Scenoscosme.
 
For more information, please contact:
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS
902 424 5280
infodesk@gov.ns.ca | www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca
 
 
Birch Libralato
The Erudition

December 11, 2010 – January 29, 2011
 
Birch Libralato proudly presents Kelly Richardson’s third solo exhibition at the gallery featuring her latest work, The Erudition. Facilitated in part by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Richardson has manufactured a stunning interpretation of a Canadian landscape with her unique blend of the real and the imagined. Please join us for the opening, December 11 from 2-5pm.
 
For more information, please contact:
Birch Libralato
129 Tecumseth Street, Toronto, ON
416 365 3003
info@birchlibralato.com | www.birchlibralato.com
 
 
Southern Alberta Art Gallery
The Erudition
Curated by Ryan Doherty
 
January 15 – March 6, 2011
 
In 2009, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery’s (SAAG) Intersection Residency Program hosted Kelly Richardson for a month-long residency at the Gushul Studio in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. During her residency, Richardson focused on the production of a new triple-channel video installation – transforming local landscapes with her characteristic use of high-end special effects.  The resulting work, The Erudition will be the focus of a solo exhibition at SAAG opening January 15, 2011.  SAAG is excited to feature the only triple-channel, high definition installation of this work in Canada. 
 
For more information, please contact:
Southern Alberta Art Gallery                                                     
601 Third Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB
403 327 8770
info@saag.ca | www.saag.ca
 
 
BIOGRAPHY

Kelly Richardson was born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada in 1972 and currently lives and works in the United Kingdom. Her acclaimed lens based practice explores simultaneity and affect through the use of cinematic language to create part real/part imagined sublime landscapes, offering visual metaphors for our modern ‘reality’: a wavering hybrid of fact and fiction.  Her work has been exhibited in many notable exhibitions around the world including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image (which will begin an international tour in 2011 starting at La Caixa, Barcelona), Sundance Film Festival (2011 and 2009), Beijing 798 Biennale (2009), Busan Biennale (2008), Gwangju Biennale (2004) and she is represented in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Art Gallery of Ontario and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She has received numerous awards and honours including being the featured artist at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards 2009, her work has been selected to represent five years of New Frontiers at Sundance Film Festival (2011) and she was recently invited to be international artist in residence at Artpace (San Antonio, Texas) during the months of January-March (2011) where she will produce a major new video installation to be exhibited at Artpace at the end of her residency. She is represented in Toronto by Birch Libralato. Further information can be found at www.kellyrichardson.net.