Half and Half

More Works By Kenneth Emig Light, Mirror, wood, theatrical paint 2013
46 × 46 × 8.25 in 116.84 × 116.84 × 20.96 cm

About Half and Half

Kenneth Emig’s visually stunning contemporary artwork transforms a space creating an immersive experience. Glowing red light is reflected off of mirrors and geometric patterns—circles and triangles in this light box whose design appears almost infinite. Emig’s work is reminiscent of the 1960’s light and space art movement made popular by renowned California artists such as James Turrell and Robert Irwin.

“I explore perceptions, senses and environment, influenced by the spatial understanding of a dancer, the sensorial understanding of an acoustician, and the process, methods and materials of high-tech research and design.” Kenneth Emig

He received diplomas in Acoustics Engineering and Electronic Engineering from George Brown College in Toronto before working for Bell-Northern Research, Nortel, The National Research Council of Canada, Ryerson University (now the Metropolitan University) and Blackberry. Emig has won multiple grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council and the City of Ottawa for his visual art, performance, and dance works. The artist has completed three public art commissions in Ottawa for the University of Ottawa LRT Station, the Adawe Crossing, and the Eva James Memorial Community Centre. Recently, he completed a large architectural light box commissioned for the lobby of Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf, a luxury boutique hotel.