BMoCA at Macky – Kerry Cannon: Alchemy
BMoCA at MACKY, an exciting collaboration between Boulder Museum of Contemporary Artand The Andrew J. Macky Gallery, is located in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder. This series of exhibitions is curated by BMoCA as an extension to its rotating exhibition schedule.The fourth edition of BMoCA at MACKY presents works by Kerry Cannon, and will be on view at the Macky Gallery from January 11 to March 24.
Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and to ticketed patrons during Macky Auditorium performances and events.
Taking pleasure in the humorous nuances and intimate details of the human condition, Kerry Cannon tells the story of Alchemy in a series of bronze sculptures that progresses from scene to scene like a three-dimensional comic strip based on a Shakespearean tragedy. The story follows the alchemist’s quest to unlock the secret of the Philospher’s Stone in order to turn base metals into gold. To do this, the right balance and combinations of elements had to be achieved in laborious experiments, while the stars and the unpredictable moon had to be in just the right position.
Kerry Cannon was born in 1958 and lived in Texas and Colorado before moving to Australia in 1995. Now he divides his time between Warialda in New South Wales and Arizona in the United States. He holds a BS from Colorado State University (1981) and an MBA from University of Colorado at Denver (1987), and attended Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver (1994). Cannon exhibits regularly in Australia and the US.