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July 19 to August 11, 2012 Opening reception: Thursday, July 19 at 7:30pm at the Mcintosh Gallery

Installation view, including left to right: Private Function (2008-2010); Bad Actors (2012); The Lexicon (2012). Image courtesy of Kevin Rodgers.

Kevin Rodgers' exhibition OUT OF ORDER includes sculptures and drawings made from commercial signs, modified furniture and fragments of philosophical texts. With this new body of work, Rodgers explores the abstraction of politics and representation. While much of the exhibition indirectly refers to political and cultural events of the past 40 years, the artist questions conventional notions of chronological time. In this sense the exhibition can be seen as “untimely”, where things are both no longer of the past and not yet of the future, and are thus “out of order”.

This project is the culmination of the artist's doctoral research at Western’s Department of Visual. A publication designed by the artist accompanies the exhibition. It includes a text by Toronto-based writer and curator Rosemary Heather.