You’re Invited: Scorched Earth Oct.3–27 & Opening Reception Oct.4,2012

You’re invited to attend the following FREE multi-media installation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Scorched Earth: © Lynn Christine Kelly
Scorched Earth: © Lynn Christine Kelly

Scorched Earth

Lynn Christine Kelly

October 3 – 27, 2012

Opening Reception:  Thursday, October 4, 2012


The Red Head Gallery
401 Richmond St West, Ground Floor, Suite 115
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
Phone: 416.504.5654

Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 noon to 5pm.

The 401 Richmond building entrance is a few dozen metres East from the corner of Richmond and Spadina.

The Red Head Gallery is proud to present artist Lynn Christine Kelly‘s Scorched Earth, a multi-media installation.  In this new series of work, Kelly continues her investigation of humankinds’ interaction with the natural environment and considers our alienation from Mother Earth and her life-sustaining gifts.  Experiencing lives devastated through natural disasters, accidental incidents, and illness, in spite of the devastating results of chemical interventions and the overtly damaging results of much of our modern technology, and seeing the total destruction wrought by war, she questions why we continue down these ruinous paths.  Dealing with issues of loss, sadness, and despair Scorched Earth is an exploration of personal turmoil as well as a comment on global strife.

Scorched Earth: © Lynn Christine Kelly
Scorched Earth: © Lynn Christine Kelly

The work consists of burnt wood wall sculptures, charcoal drawings on wood panel and linen, and a fractured sculpture of a burnt tree trunk.  Making images of trees and then focusing on materials provided by trees, Kelly is offering a reminder of humankinds’ reliance on a connection with the rest of nature, the need to nurture our forests as well as each other, and hope for resurrecting respect for Mother Earth and recognition of the abundant possibilities offered.

“I will be in attendance at the gallery during the opening reception and again all afternoon on Saturday, October 6th. If neither of those times works for you and you want me to be there when you see the work, or if you wish to come at a time outside of regular hours please feel free to contact me.
See you there!”
Lynn Christine Kelly

Lynn Christine Kelly is a Toronto-based multi-media artist and a member of The Red Head Gallery.  She received her MAFA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, in 2008 after being awarded a BFA with Distinction from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2006.  Her work is held in private collections worldwide as well as corporate collections, including the Newmarket Public Library, United Way of Canada, and the Canadian Standards Association.

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