About the exhibition
With the recent death of Daniel Johnston, I’ve been listening to a lot of his music. In 2016, I was lucky to curate a solo exhibition of his work in Winnipeg. His work, like those of the artists I’ve chosen for this online exhibition dealt with a lot of repetition; repetition of themes, of characters, and of words. For sure, some are serigraphs, or open editions, so of course there’s repetition, but I felt that these artists really felt a strong pull towards revisiting a particular style or image…some ideas last a long time.
Instructions for viewing: It would be rad if while you were viewing the online exhibition, you played a Johnston song.
About the selector
Lisa Kehler is a gallery owner and curator based in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. She holds a BA (Honours) in Art History (2007) and an MA in Curatorial Practices (2013), both from the Univeristy of Winnipeg. She has worked within the world of art for the last 16 years and has partnered with organizations across Canada including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Border Crossings Magazine, Plug In ICA, and is the owner and director of the online gallery, Lisa Kehler Art + Projects.