Acme Studios — Kelly Lycan

Supporting Artists since 1972


Kelly Lycan

Associate Artist Residency
2017

Kelly Lycan’s work investigates the way objects and images are placed and displayed in the world and the cycles of value they go through. Kelly researches the contrast between experience and reproduction, translating this through sculpture and photography while referencing collections and methods of display found in museums, institutional gift shops, and department stores. Kelly’s practice uses photography and sculpture to create composites of vernacular collections, art history, contemporary art and design. Using the exhibition format as a strategy to reinterpret objects, the artist blurs the distinction between content and style, production and mass-consumption, original and copy. Paradigms collide to reveal similarities, influences and failures.

Kelly Lycan has presented exhibitions at Ag Galerie (2018); Burrard Art Foundation, Vancouver, BC (2016); Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, ON (2015-16); Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC (2014); Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC (2014); OR Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2011); Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON (2009) and CSA Gallery, Vancouver, BC. (2008). Lycan was an active member of the artist collective Instant Coffee from 2005 to 2015 who participated in frequent national and international exhibitions. Kelly was a 2016 recipient of Vancouver’s VIVA award.

Associate Artist Residency

Acme's Associate Artist Residency allows artists to apply directly to Acme for shorter-term (up to three months) residency opportunities. These residencies are selected directly by Acme and tailored to suit the development and networking needs of international artists, allowing them to engage in research, develop relationships and focus on their work in a supported environment.

This residency has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts