New vis­ual arts ex­hibit on the edge

Re­cep­tion tonight for du­al­ity at WKP Kennedy gallery

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re­turn­ing next week for its fourth year, the on the edge fringe fes­ti­val

has evolved to show­case a range of art forms, in­clud­ing theatre, paint­ing and video through a par­al­lel pro­gram called du­al­ity that has set up shop in the WKP Kennedy gallery.

the fringe fes­ti­val, which is a non-con­ven­tional theatre fes­ti­val, is sched­uled to take place aug. 15-19 with 10 pre­sen­ta­tions of staged per­for­mances plus a one-night com­edy fes­ti­val tak­ing place aug. 17.

du­al­ity is set­ting up in­side the gallery space with vis­ual arts el­e­ments in place be­fore the theatre fes­ti­val begins. the en­tire fes­ti­val takes place within the Capi­tol Centre, bring­ing lo­cal and na­tional artists to­gether down­town.

du­al­ity comes from in­de­pen­dent cu­ra­tor Clay­ton Win­datt who has been work­ing with the fes­ti­val since it be­gan in 2014. he ex­plains that du­al­ity is a theme that rep­re­sents bar­ri­ers in life and in the art world. art­works on dis­play may rep­re­sent the “ex­cep­tional, un­con­ven­tional and ir­reg­u­lar,” which of­ten form bar­ri­ers either be­tween peo­ple or be­tween com­mu­ni­ties. the works are meant to chal­lenge peo­ple to think.

art­works are not sched­uled to re­main in one area for the du­ra­tion of the fes­ti­val. they will be slowly mov­ing out of the gallery space into the rest of the build­ing, mak­ing the gallery and Capi­tol Centre it­self be slowly taken over by more and more works of art.

the works will cover a spec­trum of in­stal­la­tions, me­dia art­works and in­ter­ac­tive spa­ces, mak­ing space to ac­com­mo­date pop-up per­for­mances and the­atri­cal read­ings.

a for­mal re­cep­tion will be held for du­al­ity at 6:30 p.m. tonight with many of the artists present. there are a few spe­cial arts ac­tiv­i­ties planned, with re­fresh­ments be­ing pro­vided.

If you are in­ter­ested in see­ing lo­cal artists cre­at­ing strange and invit­ing en­vi­ron­ments or be­ing chal­lenged by the things you see, per­haps a visit to the WKP Kennedy gallery is in your fu­ture.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the on the edge fringe fes­ti­val and the du­al­ity, visit the fes­ti­val’s web­site https://frin­genorth.com/

Skulls, an in­stal­la­tion made with a free­hand 3D printer, is fea­tured in Du­al­ity at the WKP Kennedy Gallery.

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