New visual arts exhibit on the edge
Reception tonight for duality at WKP Kennedy gallery
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.