Kelsey Stephenson: Flux

Kelsey Stephenson, flux (installation view), 2020. Photo: Yuri Akuney – Digital Perfections

Kelsey Stephenson: Flux

Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC - To Sep 30

by Robin Laurence

Alberta artist Kelsey Stephenson has created an installation of large, screen-printed silk panels that immerse viewers in a sensory experience of her province’s major waterways. Complemented by a soundtrack recorded at watershed sites depicted here, along Alberta rivers and at the glaciers and ice fields at their source, the installation asks us to consider the ways in which landscape both shapes us and is shaped by us. An inevitable subtext here is the impact melting glaciers will have on human settlement.

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