Looking for Elvis & the Man in Black

Mary Bon, Michael Bruneau, Christian Chapman, Mike Ciupka, Moe Larochelle, Alice Orley-Smith, Norma Sanders

February 28 - March 28, 2015

Looking for Elvis & the Man in Black

Looking For…

Elvis & the Man in Black

A W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery Exhibition

On March 12, 2015, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, a dance company originally founded in Québec, will perform their modern dance pieces “Looking for Elvis” and “The Man in Black” here in the Capitol Centre Theatre. “The Man in Black” is a celebration of American working-class grit and of the man whose voice embodied it so movingly, Johnny Cash. “Looking for Elvis” explores the life of a young Elvis Presley through interviews and songs, while trying to reconcile the place of artists in the public forum and their capacity to function in society.

This exhibition was created to complement this performance, and to give artists the opportunity to explore the lives and artistry of Elvis, Johnny Cash through visual means. This exhibition seeks to create a dialogue on the nature of celebrity in North American culture, and to reconcile the place of artists in the public forum and their capacity to function in society.

These works of art not only reflect the well-known personalities that are Elvis and Johnny Cash; they are also representations and interpretations of popular music, lyrics, on-stage performance, and the psychology of celebrity.

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