Kimoto Gallery Presents DaySleeper by Kevin Boyle
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1525 W 6th Ave
Kimoto Gallery is pleased to present Kevin Boyle in his second solo exhibition documenting the prairies, opening in Vancouver on Friday, May 1st from 6 – 9pm. The exhibition titled “DaySleeper” will continue until May 23, 2015.Kevin Boyle debuts his newest series DaySleeper. This series captures a part of important Canadian history, the prairie towns and settlements that once thrived, at night. Many places and buildings that once symbolized the prosperous life on the plains are fading away, falling down and being repurposed/reclaimed these days. Boyle pays homage to a time before mobile phones and social media, he aims to document and preserve these places during the silence of the night.
“I saw communities that were once vibrant aging and struggling to stay afloat. Important fixtures of these towns – grain elevators that provided the livelihood for generations, general stores that gave families their supplies for the week, and post offices that helped you stay in touch with your loved ones – were boarded up and left to fall over…”
“We have been betrayed by our conveniences, and we have forgotten where we came from. We are connected by likes, faves, and plusses… fleeting and artificial things. I want to see your face. I want to hear your words. I want to shake your hand. I want to show you with light that there is beauty in the darkness.”
Boyle’s new works will be on display at the Kimoto Gallery from May 1 – 23, 2015