Friday, October 5, 2012

Scorched Earth Opening at The Red Head Gallery.

I was thrilled to attend Lynn Christine Kelly's opening reception of Scorched Earth last night at the Redhead Gallery. Lynn's newest body of work is an exploration of our relationship with nature, and emphasizes the symbolic connotations of longevity and survival. The installation and collection of charcoal drawings are simply stunning. A large fiberglass sculpture of the base of a tree sits in the centre of the gallery. 

In her artist statement Lynn states "The work consists of wood wall sculptures, charcoal drawings on wood panel or linen, and a fractured sculpture of a burnt tree trunk. Making images of trees and then focusing on materials provided by trees, I am offering a reminder of humankinds' need for a connection to the rest of nature, the need to nurture our forests as well as each other, and a hope for resurrecting an abundance of respect for Mother earth and all the bounty available to us."

The gallery was a buzz throughout the evening and all enjoyed the work. Scorched Earth runs until October 27th.

401 Richmond st W. Suite 115
Toronto, On
Gallery Hours Wed to Sat. 12-5

Lynn Christine Kelly and Teri Donovan