Mitch Kern: Conundrums
Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB - Feb 1 – 29
Photographer, curator, critic and educator Mitch Kern has created a challenging series of digital images that depict a fictional environment in which nature and culture are absurdly conflated. Drawing his iconography from the life and landscape of southern Alberta, he asks viewers to consider who exactly “owns” the land in which humans and animals may or may not coexist. An associate professor at the Alberta University of the Arts, Kern has worked across fi ne art, commercial and documentary photography.