Nothing Gold Can Stay
Kerry Bellamy is a Toronto based artist who is currently working towards her five year bachelors of fine arts degree at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Her work varies between traditional and contemporary in the photographic elements. It is often in a documentary style but she indulges on the idea of contemporary-pictorialism with lots of natural light. Although her work in large is predominantly colour analogue in medium format, she still works in the realm of digital and explored different aspects of video and text works into her processes. Her work often expresses the ideas of presence vs. absence, life and death, dualities in expression, and sometimes contains aspects of her personal life. The particular series showing at the Robert Kananaj Gallery is a body of work discovering what it’s like when there is a death in one’s family and how certain instances of memory can be recreated to tell a narrative.