KELLY MARK | HORROR/SUSPENSE/ROMANCE/PORN/KUNG-FU
SATURDAY 09 APRIL 2005 – SATURDAY 21 MAY 2005
In Horror/Suspense/Romance/Porn/Kung-Fu, Kelly Mark fills YYZs Y gallery with the glow of fifteen television monitors. This new video-installation is part of Mark’s ongoing investigation of ‘television’ as a simple source material, which in the past has included such works as Prime Time (1999) and Glow House (2001-2005). Mark has sought to capture a mere suggestion or impression of each filmic genre or style by simply recording the cast light of each of these films as they bathed her apartment walls. For Horror/Suspense/Romance/Porn/Kung-Fu Mark has produced five unique video installations, each representing one of the five different genres represented in the exhibition title. Quiet and unassuming, these works provoke the investigation of liminal modes of perception and the possibility of understanding the familiar, ambient glow of the television medium as an almost physical thing.
KELLY MARK is a Toronto-based artist and works in a variety of media including: drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, sound, video & performance. She has exhibited widely across Canada and internationally at venues including: Art Gallery of Ontario, The Power Plant, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Saidye Bronfman Art Center (Montreal), Museum of New Art (Detroit), University of Houston (Texas). She was also one of the artists chosen to represent Canada in the Sydney Biennale in Australia in 1998. She has also been honoured with the KM Hunter Artist Award (2002), a Chalmers Art Fellowship (2002) and was regionally short-listed for the prestigious Sobey’s Prize (2004). Her work has been reviewed in such periodicals as Artforum, Canadian Art, C-Magazine, Border Crossings, Fuse Magazine, Lola, Broken Pencil and such newspapers as The Globe & Mail, National Post and New York Times. Mark has also received acclaim for founding the artist site http://samplesize.ca.