The Opening brings news from the west shore of Vancouver.
The Museum of West Vancouver has recently launched an exhibition by Kim Kennedy Austin featuring work that was made from 2002 up until the present. Entitled Industry, Charity, Faith, Hope, Austin’s exhibition turns the unsuspecting viewer into an ouroboros exploring the aforementioned themes on an endless repeat. It is incredibly hypnotic.
Through technique, style and colour the work activates the mind. Austin’s use of repetition in the work then lulls people into a meditative state, where viewers become open to new ideas. This outwards inwards rhythm culminates through the artist’s use of text throughout the exhibition. The viewer is driven into a state of self-reflexivity.
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