Fujiflex colour photograph, 48" x 57", 2012
Interview: Kelly Richardson
with Adam Clery (NARC Magazine interview, July 2012)
An Epic Imagination
with David Whetstone (Culture Magazine interview, July 2012)
Originally commissioned by The National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts
In keeping with Kelly Richardson's interest in the language of cinema and science fiction, her latest large-scale photograpic work Orion Tide features a desert landscape at night with what appears to be numerous spacecraft or vessels leaving planet earth. Is this space exploration on a grand scale or is this some kind of mass exodus?
Orion Tide is premiering at the National Glass Centre at the Univerity of Sunderland (UK) from May 31 - September 9, 2012. It will then tour as part of a large survey exhibition traveling to Grundy Art Gallery (UK, October 13, 2012 - March 31, 2013) and Towner (UK, January 19 - March 31, 2013).