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Janice Kerbel
Kill the Workers!

January 21 – April 8, 2012

Janice Kerbel, Kill the Workers! (2011)

Janice Kerbel, Kill the Workers! (2011)
Courtesy the artist and Chisenhale Gallery, London

Opening Reception
Friday, January 20, 7 p.m.
Walter Phillips Gallery

Janice Kerbel’s recent work Kill the Workers! continues the London-based artist’s engagement with codified language and the elements of theatrical composition. A rigged system of theatrical lights is used to portray the ambitions of a lone spotlight attempting to achieve a state of “open white.” Dramaturgy and narrative progression are alluded to through changes in beam intensity, colour, pattern and direction. With these cues, the lights become both the characters and mechanics of the composition, sharing the roles of staging and performing.

Janice Kerbel Artist's Talk
Thursday, January 19, 4 p.m.
Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building Room 204

Kill the Workers! Exhibition Tour
Thursdays: January 26,
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5
7 p.m., Walter Phillips Gallery, Free

Janice Kerbel interviewed by Lani Yamamoto, February 2012.