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Art Exhibits


Art Exhibits

Currently on Display

"Her Voice the Waves Like Silk" - Kim Kitchen

March 4th - April 15th, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday March 4th from 2:00 - 4:00pm
Artist Talk: Saturday April 1st from 11am - 1:00pm 

The Alex Dufresne Gallery is pleased to begin our 2023 season with “Her Voice the Waves Like Silk”, directed and produced by multimedia artists Kim Kitchen. The show will open on Saturday March 4th and remain on display until April 15th and the gallery is open Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 - 5:00pm. This show has an emphasis on accessibility and ensuring all can view and enjoy the show.

“Kim’s practice is an ongoing act of embodied invitation; her acceptance of shift and surrender, an act of resilience; her generosity of spirit and wisdom, an act of resistance.” These words come from Miranda Bouchard and capture the essence of the new art exhibition. As a result of a debilitating and transformative illness, Kitchen began working in audio and film while exploring the collective understandings of the female body, its intersections with, and presence within, the natural world. Currently, she engages her practice of critical inquiry of body/land reactions and the self reflexive relationship between ability and artistic production through largely multimedia approaches.

“Her Voice the Waves Like Silk” is the result of a research residency on the shores of Lake Superior in August of 2019. It is the analysis of the relationship between Kitchen’s ability and artistic production. From her artist statement:

“My body metaphorically is situated somewhere in the nexus of both becoming and unbecoming; a rebirth through surrender. With significant changes in mobility, old spaces become unknown insofar as the body must learn anew how to navigate through them.”

The following is an excerpt from an essay written by Alexander Rondeau:

“These spiritual passages and pathways perhaps hold more importance and prompt increased contemplation for an artist like Kim Kitchen. Her sincerity, warmth, and humility in thinking through complicated ontological and epistemological questions of becoming, being, and unbecoming further help frame just how wonderful Kitchen’s offerings in Her Voice the Waves Like Silk are when cultural and art historical systems of power tell us otherwise. For Kitchen,  these pieces are not the end product, merely just the beginning of her new trajectory. This work surmounted many obstacles and was many years in the making, but she did it.”



Future Exhibits

"Her Voice the Waves Like Silk" - Kim Kitchen
March 4th - April 15th, 2023
Opening Reception: March 4th, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00pm

"TBD" - Community Living
April 22nd - May 20th, 2023
Opening Reception: April 22nd, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00pm

"New Works" - Jurgen Mohr
June 3rd - July 4th, 2023
Opening Reception: June 3rd, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00pm

"TBD" - Rick Wade Cunnington
July 8th - August 5th, 2023
Opening Reception: July 8th, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00pm

"Recollections" - Janet Bourgeau
August 12th - September 9th, 2023
Opening Reception: August 12th, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00pm

"Connection and Response" - Bruce Cull
September 16th - November 4th, 2023
Opening Reception: September 16th, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00pm

"Petit Noel" - Multiple Artists
November 18th - December 23rd, 2023
Opening Reception: November 18th, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00pm

Past Exhibits