Artist Visit: Kay Burns

Third space gallery is pleased welcome Newfoundland based contemporary artist, Kay Burns, to Saint John.
Kay Burns will be present for a reception and artist talk December 3rd, 2pm, at the Saint John Free Public Library. Diaspora will be available to the public for one year, beginning December 3rd 2011.
Fresh from a recent stint at the Banff centre, Kay Burns returns to Saint John on December 1st to present a brand new work. This new work,Diaspora, explores the individual’s relationship with history, stories of what has come before, and the complicated connection between person and place. Diaspora takes the form of an interactive guided walk, fabricated from the observations and research of the artist during a previous visit to Saint John. Diaspora is a historically minded tour of the south end of Saint John, which promises to generate new connections and observations of familiar territory for its participants.
“The banality of everyday life is not so mundane when it’s the life of an ancestor or when it’s about things that have happened in places you are familiar with. We find parallels in the lives of others with our own experiences” states Burns.

Diaspora is part of SIGNALS, a series of locative performances which employ old and new technologies to incite audience participation.SIGNALS is proudly brought to you by third space gallery and the Canada Council for the Arts.