Swedish photographer to speak about Auschwitz at James May Gallery
ALGOMA — Örjan Henriksson, an award winning Swedish photographer, will be showing his Auschwitz KZ I-II photographs alongside new minimalist landscape paintings by Kyle McKenzie, professor of art Missouri Southern University, at James May Gallery in Algoma Oct. 3 through 28.
The public is invited to attend an intimate preview of the exhibition along with an "Artist Talk" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the gallery, located at 213 Steele Street, Algoma. Those attending will be able to meet the artists and hear them speak about their work. (Note: This is a dark subject matter and may not be suitable for sensitive viewers or young children.)
An opening reception for Henricksson and McKenzie will be held Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the gallery. It is free and open to the public.
Henriksson's works include both fine art and commercial photography. His latest exhibition, "Auschwitz KZ I-II," was awarded the Micael Bindefeld Foundation Prize, which was handed out by Prince Daniel, a member of the Swedish royal family.
The exhibition includes specially composed music by Pär Gunnarsson and arranged by Henriksson, who has also had a successful career as musician.
The exhibition opened at Liljevalchs Konsthall in Stockholm and then toured to several museums and art galleries in Sweden.
McKenzie's works explore the subtlety and solitude found in often-mundane situations and places. His paintings depict the house where he grew up, common family gatherings, patches of ground and stripped-down landscapes.
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