Kimoto Gallery is pleased to present Kevin Boyle in his second solo exhibition documenting the prairies, opening in Vancouver on Friday, May 1st from 6 – 9pm.
The exhibition titled “DaySleeper” will continue until May 23, 2015.
This, his newest series, captures important parts of Canadian history - the prairie towns and settlements that once thrived, bustling with the energy and moments of everyday life. Many buildings that once symbolized prosperity on the plains are now falling down and fading away. Boyle pays homage to a time before smart phones and social media - a time of community and connection. Combining his relationship with the night and his love of where he came from, he aims to document and preserve these places by accentuating their beauty with nothing more than the most basic contrast of light and darkness.
Kevin Boyle "Robsart Community Club"
Kevin Boyle "Robsart Community Club" Archival Ink on Metallic Paper Face-mounted on Plexiglas with Aluminum/Sintra Backing42" x 56" (ed of 3)36" x 48" (ed of 3)30" x 40" (ed of 5)24" x 32" (ed of 8)
“We are connected by likes, faves, and plusses...As a child, if I wanted to play with a friend I didn’t plug into a game, I walked down the street and knocked on their door. I have vivid memories of growing
up in the Canadian Prairies, playing ball hockey, riding my bike for hours, and sitting by the river with my friends – things I think a kid should remember.”
Boyle’s new works will be on display at the Kimoto Gallery from May 1 – 23, 2015