Kevin McKenzie

426 Hemi

2010
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In 2003 McKenzie began experimenting with sculptural molds, casting buffalo skulls in resin to create remarkable assemblages. The buffalo skull is considered sacred among many Indigenous cultures throughout Canada and the United States. Particular protocols are placed upon sacred objects, and they are used only during specific ceremonies. McKenzie's installation emphasizes this concept, considering the ways in which an object signifies sublime belief. He further layers meaning upon the skulls by applying his interest in vintage car clubs, extending the vehicle (and therefore the resin buffalo skulls) into a representation of speed, power and prestige - embodying qualities beyond everyday use value.
Title
426 Hemi
Date
2010
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
polyurethane resin and acrylic paint
Dimensions
20.5 x 62.1 x 61 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2011
Accession number
43320