Ice Follies 2008

Various Artists

February 23 - March 17, 2008

Ice Follies 2008

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photo: Liz Lott

The W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery is hosting the third biennial site-specific exhibition of new works by national and international artists. Yes, that?s correct, we are again putting up seven site-specific artworks that consider or thematically reflect the idea of the ice fishing hut. The show will feature seven structures made by artists and positioned on the ice just east of the government wharf near downtown North Bay.

"We have been a bit worried about the state of the ice with all the warm weather," says exhibition curator, Dermot Wilson. Several of the artists works will comment on the changing environment, but the Gallery is hopeful that the ice will be its usual four to five feet thick on the exhibition site.

Back in 2004, the Gallery started off with the idea that the perfect place for a show about ice-fishing huts was in North Bay. Our city is right beside the vast white plain that is Lake Nipissing in the wintertime. We asked artists to create works that would use existing ice huts or decorate ice huts or incorporate ice huts as pedestals or mini-galleries or would "expand the notion of what an ice hut can be". The artists responded in wonderful ways.

Visit the Ice Follies Website for more information!

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