Acclaimed Vancouver Island-based artist Kelly Richardson crafts prints and videos that offer imaginative glimpses into the future while prompting a careful consideration of the present.
In this exhibition, Richardson takes cues from 19th-century painting, 20th-century cinema, and 21st-century planetary research.
For over a decade, she has made works which speculate on what lies ahead given our current trajectory, often by imagining sublime, apocalyptic landscapes that have become inhospitable to humanity.
Exhibiting across two galleries, Pillars of Dawn presents us with a scenario seemingly from the near future, in which all of our points of orientation are placed in doubt. The works ask us not only how did we get here? or what have we done? but what have we become? and what can we do – collectively?