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Les McKinnon: Reflecting on Headlines

Les McKinnon Reflecting on Headlines

Les McKinnon: Reflecting on Headlines
June 9-July 2, 2017 | Upper Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 7pm

Burnaby artist Les McKinnon riffs on newspaper headlines in this playful exhibition. During recent visits to Scotland the artist was intrigued by the bold headlines of newspapers displayed outside small stores. This series of paintings flips the headlines to typeset, obscuring and disrupting the original message. 


Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 7pm | Free, everyone welcome
Join us for the opening reception at the Burnaby Art Gallery. The evening will feature opening remarks, followed by a reception in the Fireside Room, with artists in attendance. Beer sponsored by Steamworks.
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Artist Talk: Sunday, June 11, 2-4pm | Free, everyone welcome
Contemporary artists Les McKinnon (works in Upper Gallery) and Tara Nicholson (works in the Lower Gallery) lead a tour and talk through their solo exhibitions revealing the inspiration and influences behind their work. 

In the BAG Family Sundays: Sunday, June 11, 1-4pm | Drop-in, all ages
Come and make art! Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then into the studio for family-friendly art projects. This month, learn about Les McKinnon's exhibition Reflecting on Headlines and Tara Nicholson's Arctic Claims before making your very own work of art using photo abstraction techniques. 

Image Credit: Les McKinnon, Reflecting on Headlines #2 (detail), 2016, acrylic and pencil on paper, collection of the artist, photography: Harry Booth.