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Garry Neill Kennedy
From October 30th 1978 to November 15th 1978
Recent Paintings

"Before the preceding exhibition of paintings was removed from the gallery walls, a record of each painting’s dimensions and placement was made by outlining its perimeter with a pencil. A sign painter was contracted to fill in the outlined shapes with two coats of artists’ colour acrylic yellow oxide paint."
- Garry Neill Kennedy ; Recent Paintings (October 30, 1978 – November 15, 1978) (Exhibition catalogue), Optica gallery, 1978.

"Dear Renée,
[...] I am looking forward to the exhibition at Optica. I have enclosed a copy of my Lethbridge exhibition to give you an idea of the type of photos I’ll need as it is now clearer in my mind what is required.
1. I will need four photos 8’ x 10’ – black and white glossy for reproduction.
2. The photos should be taken toward each of the four corners of the room.
3. The photos should be taken on the evening of the opening of the painting exhibition which precedes mine as I would like to have people in the photographs – preferably carrying out their normal opening night activities, chatting, viewing, munching, etc.
The room columns do not disturb me if they are in the photos. If the four-corner photo cannot reveal all the wall area of the room then we will try six or failing that – eight. My diagrams suggest how it may be done. My intention is to fill in the spaces occupied by the paintings with yellow oxide ink in the catalogue. […]
Sincerely yours,
Gary Neill Kennedy."
- Internal document (Optica) : letter from Gary Neill Kennedy

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