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The Great Beaver Mystery

Kim Kennedy Austin's show at Malaspina Printmakers

With no artist statement and no work titles to go off, Kim Kennedy Austin‘s current show at Malaspina Printmakers on Granville Island, Vancouver, leaves a ton of room for gallery visitors’ curiosity and interpretation to roam.

Kim Kennedy Austin's show at Malaspina Printmakers

Kim Kennedy Austin's show at Malaspina Printmakers

And although you can gain some insight into Austin, her process, and how this current work has developed by reading Here and Elsewhere‘s recent interview with her , I quite enjoyed the lack of definitive persuasion by the artist.

I have been wondering why that beaver interests me so;

Kim Kennedy Austin's show at Malaspina Printmakers

how I hope he escapes the clutches of that obviously dastardly Mad Trapper.

Kim Kennedy Austin's show at Malaspina Printmakers

And, does the trapper use those infinite straw spheres to capture his game, or are they perhaps secret beaver escape pods..?

Kim Kennedy Austin's show at Malaspina Printmakers

Kim Kennedy Austin's show at Malaspina Printmakers

Kim Kennedy Austin's show at Malaspina Printmakers

AJ runs until February 5th 2012.

Kim Kennedy Austin's show at Malaspina Printmakers

Malaspina Printmakers is open:
Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 11am to 5pm

You’ll find it at:
1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver BC Canada V6H 3S3

Kim Kennedy Austin's show at Malaspina Printmakers

For more info, check out their site
malaspinaprintmakers.com
or call 604 688 1724
or email info(at)malaspinaprintmakers.com

Kim Kennedy Austin's show at Malaspina Printmakers

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ART, GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Importance Of The Rarely Seen Design Process Is Exposed & Celebrated At Burnkit In Prototypes

I was lucky to take in one of the last opportunities to view Prototypes, a show at Burnkit.
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Prototypes examined the importance of production models, how although they are rarely seen by anyone other than the creator, they serve an integral part in the creative process that leads to the most effective final product.
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The Vancouver design house is based in an enormous warehouse with more than enough room to hold an exhibit such as this. The set up was simple yet very engaging. There were five separate sections. Each had an accompanying iPad screen that you swiped through for more information. The work on display ranged from chairs to knives to duffle bags and more.
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I have always admired Burnkit’s work, and am impressed that they organized this exhibit.
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For more information, check out http://www.burnkit.com/prototypes/

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