Laura Kay Keeling: Untitled Portals
Laura Kay Keeling
June 9 – July 28, 2023
Untitled Portals presents a solo exhibition of works by Hamilton-based artist, Laura Kay Keeling. Through a process-centered approach integrating the use of analog photography, video, installation, and digital collage, Keeling dedicates her investigative practice to the ways in which humans form connections with the natural world. Particularly interested in exploring the socio-environmental relationships of her immediate surroundings, the most recently created prints featured in this exhibition incorporate elements from the natural environment and Keeling’s extensive archive of ephemera that directly reference the local region around Hamilton where she now lives and works.
Laura Kay Keeling’s works have been exhibited extensively across Ontario and internationally in the United States and South Korea. She has received numerous grants from the Ontario Arts Council and her work has been distributed across a range of Canadian popular culture channels including presentation in feature films, music albums and videos, commercial apparel, and The Walrus Magazine, among others. Alongside her studio practice, Keeling is an active arts administrator and instructor.
Laura wishes to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their generous support of Untitled Portals.
Smokestack Gallery exhibits the work of artists who have produced their print projects in Smokestack’s Analog and Digital studios. The partnered operations between Smokestack Studios and Smokestack Gallery seek to establish a connection between the production of print works and their final presentation; to offer a greater understanding of the uniquely technical and creative processes involved in these specialized artistic disciplines.
We are grateful to be able to operate on the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Mississaugas. Hamilton is home to many Indigenous peoples and we are using every opportunity to learn more about about the history of Indigenous peoples and this land. Through community, we are committed to learning and understanding how we can be better fellow residents, neighbours, partners, and caretakers.
Mill Unit #215, 270 Sherman Avenue N.
The Cotton Factory
wheelchair accessible (with assistance)
Tuesday – Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM or by appointment
1. Two digital collages set side-by-side. On the left, there is gold and bronze in the shape of a window, green and rainbow colours in the background with lace curtains on top. On the right, red and green flowers in the background with green leaves, a white and gold frame, and stones layered in front.