Kelly Richardson: Legion

2 February - 14 April 2013 (free)

Kelly Richardson is known for her stunning large scale video installations of hyper-real landscapes. 

Combining the real and the imagined to visually arresting effect, she starts by filming real landscapes and then uses digital technology to distort them until they appear unfamiliar and foreboding. 

Though her work lends itself to multiple interpretations, the theme of a dystopian
post-apocalyptic Earth runs throughout, with every work displaying a delicate
balance between the beautiful and the uneasy.

Born in Canada, Richardson is now based in Whitley Bay in the North East of
England, and exhibits internationally.

Banner image:
Leviathan, Kelly Richardson, 3 screen HD video installation, 2011
Image courtesy of the artist and Birch Libralato
Originally commissioned by Artpace San Antonio
Photo credit: Colin Davison

Inset image:
The Erudition, Kelly Richardson, 3 screen HD video installation, 2010
Image courtesy of the artist and Birch Libralato
Photo credit: Colin Davison