Kristy O’Leary / Lisa Lipton

Mar. 8 – Apr. 19, 2008

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KRISTY O’LEARY – NEWSEASON.CA
LISA LIPTON – HIGH ON A HILL
MAR. 8 – APR. 19

Newseason.ca is an online environment based on deconstructed topographic maps, where one can experience elders revealing their memories of weather and their observations of climate change.

Read the exhibition essay by Kristin Ivey.

High on a Hill is a multimedia installation that exposes a romance between two children of the Alps – Miss Heidi, the classic fairy tale mountaineer and a young goat herder, and the impracticality of their cliché romance in light of global warming. Lipton juxtaposes environmental realities (i.e. melting snow caps) with the realm of traditional Hollywood cinema, in order to disrupt naive utopian ideologies as well as address issues of climate change.

Read the exhibition essay by Tanya Busse.

About the artists:

Kristy O’Leary (b. 1977, Perth Ontario, Canada) works in installation, audio, web design and single-channel video. Her work has been exhibited at The Khyber Centre, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery and The Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Maritime-born artist, Lisa Lipton, received her B.F.A. from the NSCAD University in 2003, and M.F.A. from the University of Windsor in April 2006. Her installations combine sculpture, video, performance, costumes, music and dance. She has exhibited her work on both a national and international level, most notably within Toronto, Windsor (AGW), New York, Detroit, Texas, North Carolina, Berlin. Currently, Lisa has been working out of her studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia and preparing for upcoming exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

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Posted March 8, 2008