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Elizabeth MacKenzie: Reunion
17 Jan 2004 – 21 Mar 2004
Elizabeth MacKenzie. Reunion 2001-in progress (detail). Powdered graphite on vellum. Courtesy of the artist.
Reunion is an ongoing series of hundreds of powdered graphite drawings on translucent vellum. Each drawing derives from the same photograph of the artistís late mother, taken when she was the same age as the artist is now. MacKenzie makes the drawings by projecting a slide and selectively pulling the focus as she traces the contours; the result is more gestural than rendered. Technically the drawings are portraits, yet when hung en masse the shadowy likeness mutates into that of an infant, a businessman, the artist, or whatsoever a viewer might be predisposed to recognize.
Elizabeth MacKenzie, who lives in Vancouver, considers Reunion to be an interactive memorial to her mother. Her installation at MSVU Art Gallery will incorporate further drawings done directly on the gallery wall.
Opened concurrently with Lecture Notes on Sunday 18 January; the artist attended.