July 25, 2007

Emily Kennerk's "Suburban Nation"

My hometown BFF Emily is kicking ass and taking names in the art world. Her big show at the IMA has opened and she's getting all kinds of attention. Here's a Nuvo article about her show, courtesy of our mutual friend Nora. Yay Emily!

Kennerk is fascinated with what she calls collisions: areas where land meets sky to form the horizon or where cultural structures impact natural orders. Suburbia becomes its own landscape in her four meticulous installations, three inside and one outdoors...Kennerk collaborated with installers to create three room-size gallery works to her exacting specifications. Viewers seemed amused yet puzzled by Kennerk’s art materials, such as pre-fab white vinyl siding, gutters and screen doors that might be found on their Hamilton County condos.

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