Keith Harder, ILL Winds East, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 108 x 78 inches
Keith Harder’s exhibition titled Children of Icarus brings together two distinct bodies of paintings, both of which directly and indirectly reference aviation and the human condition. The most recent large-scale paintings in the series titled ILL Winds portray the meteorological phenomena of cloud formations while the small-scale, intimate paintings from the series titled Anamnesis highlight the details of decrepit fuselages of vintage airplanes. Harder’s work is executed as a highly realistic rendering, yet his work is not an illustration of an object, the natural phenomena, or a portrait of a person. While interested in the natural world, Harder has produced work referencing landscape, still life and portraiture, but the tension in his work is created by what cannot be depicted; it is the context within which each work was created.
Children of Icarus is proudly sponsored by the Kelowna International Airport
The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Dauna Kennedy invite you and a guest to the opening reception of Children of Icarus by Keith Harder at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Enjoy an evening of music, contemporary art, locally crafted beer, wine, and appetizers, on Thursday, March 14 from 6 p.m -8 p.m. Admission is by donation.