108 Leyton Ave
SW corner of Churchill Square, in the upper Pavillion
**NOTICE: This work briefly contains language that some may deem to be inappropriate for children.**
Kelly Mark sits across the table from herself, drinking, smoking and arguing. The split- screen video projection features the artist masterfully mimicking her own gestures, while debating with herself, using colloquial expressions relating to “nothing” and “everything”. The list of clichés are expertly woven into the script as contradictions, counter- arguments, counsel and complaint, building towards a poignant and surprisingly personal portrait of the artist.
Toronto-based Kelly Mark works in a variety of media including sculpture, video, installation, drawing, photography, sound, multiples, performance and public
interventions. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1994 at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Mark has exhibited widely across Canada, and internationally at venues including the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, The Power Plant in Toronto, Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, Muse d’Art Contemporain in Montreal, Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, Bass Museum in Miami, Ikon Gallery and Lisson Gallery in the UK, and the Physics Room in New Zealand. Mark represented Canada at the Liverpool Biennale in 2006 and the Sydney Biennale in 1998.
This Artwork is part of the extended programming for Alberta Culture Days.