Open Space is pleased to present CORRECTIONS by Garry Neill Kennedy (the first in a series counting up to the Fiftieth Anniversary of Open Space in 2022!).
The grandfather of conceptual art in Canada, Garry Neill Kennedy, has created a site-specific treatment for the main stairwell of Open Space that highlights the history of the space and calls attention to the work still to come going forward. Characteristically, Kennedy mines the uses of colour in our society and then uses them to ask questions about the way things are. For CORRECTIONS he uses the colours associated with street construction, and spray paint an overall chaotic, but instructive, environment that will greet visitors throughout the year.
Perhaps best known as the President of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1967-1990), Garry Neill Kennedy has also had solo museum exhibitions at The National Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Owens Art Gallery, and Portikus (#86) (Frankfurt am Main). In 2003 he was a recipient of the Order of Canada and in 2004, the Governor General’s Award in the Visual and Media Arts.