Structures

Ghost Barns (Nether Roscoe) by Meg Walker70″x43″x33.25″; mixed media; 1999.Courtesy of the artist ART EXHIBITION Structures August 24th to October 27th, 2019 at Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, Vermont Exhibit OpeningSaturday, August 24th, 11AM-5PM as part of Art Rokeby Festival Structures define our world. Some of us live among skyscrapers, row houses, condominiums. In Ver­mont, many of […]

The Kunstkammer

The Kunstkammer Historically, Kunstkammers were magical places. A precursor to the museum, they originated in the castles and manors of European nobility in the sixteenth century. They held collections of various, dissimilar objects that demonstrated the owner’s curiosity about the world. The rooms were places for contemplation, but they were also often the site of […]

My Pet Rock Has A Red Triangle Heart

Where My Pet Rock Came From Late stage capitalism sucks. We live in a time of unprecedented resources and technology. Yet, no one seems happy. People seemed overly concerned someone else is trying to get one over on them. Folks are obsessed with money and how to pay for things. The smallest illness can put […]

Portraits on Arrival

“Portraits on the Arrival” is an incomplete series of photographic portraits in which I intercede to portray a moment of expanded consciousness. I imagine the men portrayed here on the verge of a new way of thinking and, to commemorate the moment, have their picture taken. The swirl of color conveys the ecstatic joy that […]

What Will Be of Us

“What Will Be of Us” is a continuation of the series, “I Keep Myself Together”, in which Kadour pairs photographs with texts to evoke a response in the viewer. “I am interested in the isolation of contemporary life and the sometimes intense personal drama that plays out without anyone really knowing. When I watch people, […]

The Veneration of Ruskin

“The Veneration of Ruskin” celebrates the 19th century art critic John Ruskin. The 200th anniversary of his birth will take place in 2019. The project draws on Kadour’s interest in apotheosis, altar making, and still life paintings. The series of eleven collages cannibalize Ruskin’s drawings and Dutch flower paintings. Accompanying the collages is an altar […]

My Junk Taste Like Flowers

In early 2012, I had been thinking about objects and particularly why objects matter and why we collect the stuff we do. Around that time, I interviewed Katharine Mulherin at her gallery on Queen West in Toronto. I learned we share an interest in collecting seemingly random objects, things that are not quite art, not […]

Clouds :: Knowledge

An ongoing project, Clouds :: Knowledge investigates the visual imagery of sky and clouds as a symbol of knowledge and epistemology in contemporary life. BACKGROUND One day, I was sitting at a coffee shop with an artist friend and trying to remember the name of this other artist. I picked up my iPhone and started […]