The Union Gallery Bookshelf Selection Project: My Solid Ground
January 2016 - April 2016
Selected by Kevin Rodgers
My Solid Ground is comprised of a modest selection of publications from the archives of the Union Gallery. The display and title address not only the contested physical ground on which we stand, but our shifting horizons of understanding. When what once appeared certain collapses, how do we make sense of identity, history and place? In this groundless ground, where do we find stability and that which is solid to stand?
Kevin Rodgers is an artist whose varied practice examines the tensions between two seemingly diametrical opposites—withdrawal (physical, spiritual, political, aesthetic) and action. In 2012, he received his PhD in Art and Visual Culture from Western University--one of the few programs of its kind in Canada. He is also a 2008 graduate of the master of fine arts program at the University of Guelph. Rodgers is the former Artistic Director of Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre in Kingston, Ontario.