Vernon Ah Kee: Blow Your House In

12 September 2009 – 3 January 2010

Vernon Ah Kee,ill-like

Vernon Ah Kee,ill-like

Vernon Ah Kee is a conceptual contemporary artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Born in North Queensland, Australia, Ah Kee is best known for his bold, ironic text work and large-scale portraits of family members.

His work has most recently been included in the 2008 Biennale of Sydney and at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Ah Kee’s work speaks to the universal issues of racism, colonialism, suffering and the perseverance of Indigenous peoples. Featuring some of Ah Kee’s text-based works in addition to portrait-based drawings created in Regina during his residency at the MacKenzie Art Gallery from August 17 to September 4, 2009, Blow Your House In encourages visitors to draw connections between their community and the world at large. 

Vernon Ah Kee, ill-like, vinyl text lettering
Image courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery with the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Regina Arts Commission.