LYNN RICHARDSON | INTER-GLACIAL FREE TRADE AGENCY.CA
SATURDAY 13 JANUARY 2007 – SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2007
Questioning the relationships between governments and corporations along with the monumental artifacts currently transforming our fragile landscape, Winnipeg artist Lynn Richardson invokes a futuristic arctic landscape to reflect on contemporary concerns. Through an installation of “iceberg” formations, Richardson presents a manufactured and manufacturing landscape where the effects of corporate and government industrial agendas, technological progression, and ecological exploitation are deeply implicated. A “working” landscape, in more ways than one, Inter-glacial is a welcome anti-freeze to widespread environmental apathy, immobility and inaction.
A recent graduate of the MFA program at the University of Texas (Austin), LYNN RICHARDSON obtained a BFA (Honours) from the University of Manitoba in 1998. Richardson has exhibited her sculpture in numerous exhibitions throughout Canada and in the United States and Taiwan. Earlier this year, her large-scale installation Red State was featured in the Supernovas group show at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include a presentation of Inter-glacial Free Trade Agency at Regina’s Dunlop Art Gallery in 2007 and a series of new works at Harcourt House in Edmonton in 2008. Richardson has received various art awards, including grants from the Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. She has taught sculpture at the University of Manitoba School of Art and at the University of Texas. In 2007, she will be artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska.
Featured in YYZINE: Volume 7, Issue 1