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Scott Kemp & Luther Konadu

Cool World 2

28 August - 3 October 2021

The film Cool World (1992, Dir. Ralph Bakshi) proposes a reality where cartoons (art) and humans exist in separate dimensions, where cartoons (art) are desperate to become a part of the human dimension.

 

The art collected in Cool World 2 uses architectural space to think about the communication of care.

Scott Kemp (b. 1991) is an artist from Vancouver, BC, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. He is temporarily based in Chicago, IL on the traditional territories of the people of the Council of Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa. Solo exhibitions include Compositions with Coloured Light, Flux Gallery, Winnipeg (2017); Compositions with Toys and Tinted Glass, CSA Space, Vancouver (2017); An Upper-Middle Class Fantasy, After Hours, Vancouver (2017); Master and Apprentice, Lobster and Leaf, Duplex, Vancouver (2016). Group exhibitions include Schererstraße 10 (Institut für Alles Mögliche), Berlin, Germany (2017); Soil Gallery, Seattle, USA (2017); Flux Gallery, Winnipeg (2015) and 221a, Vancouver (2015). Kemp was a co-founder of Duplex Artists Society and is recipient of a University Fellowship from the Graduate School at Northwestern University (Evanston/Chicago, IL) where he is currently studying towards an MFA.

 

Luther Konadu is an artist, writer, and editor of Public Parking; a publication for criticism within the arts and beyond. He is currently based out of Treaty One (Winnipeg).

Special thanks to Sierra Megas for her choreographed performances to activate the exhibition's sculptural components at 3pm, 5pm & 7pm on 27 August 2021.

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Cool World 2,  installation view

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Cool World 2,  installation view

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Cool World 2,  installation view

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Cool World 2,  installation view

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Cool World 2,  installation view

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Cool World 2,  installation view

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Cool World 2,  installation view

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Cool World 2,  installation view

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Scott Kemp, Hug (An), recycled wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, hardware, dimensions variable

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Scott Kemp, Hug (An) (detail)

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Scott Kemp, Hug (Scott), recycled wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, hardware, dimensions variable

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Scott Kemp, Hug (Scott) (detail)

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Scott Kemp, Hug (Travis), recycled wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, hardware, dimensions variable

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Scott Kemp, Hug (Travis) (detail)

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Cool World 2,  installation view

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Scott Kemp, Hug (Jeanne), recycled wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, hardware, dimensions variable

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Scott Kemp, Hug (Jeanne) (detail)

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Luther Konadu, A Clearance for Temporal Discontinuities, wall mounted vinyl, 9.5 x 386.7cm

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Luther Konadu, A Clearance for Temporal Discontinuities (details)

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Luther Konadu, A Clearance for Temporal Discontinuities (details)

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Luther Konadu, A Clearance for Temporal Discontinuities (details)

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Luther Konadu, A Clearance for Temporal Discontinuities (details)

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Scott Kemp, you might be feeling 1, digital print mounted on plywood, 80.6 x 60.1cm

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Scott Kemp, you might be feeling 1 (detail)

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Scott Kemp, you might be feeling 2, digital print mounted on plywood, 80.6 x 60.1cm

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Scott Kemp, you might be feeling 2 (detail)

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Scott Kemp, you might be feeling 3, digital print mounted on plywood, 80.6 x 60.1cm

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Scott Kemp, you might be feeling 3 (detail)

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Scott Kemp, you might be feeling 4, digital print mounted on plywood, 80.6 x 60.1cm

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Scott Kemp, you might be feeling 4 (detail)