The Seven Deadly Sins | Kevin Kurtynik and Mark Lang | September 1 to September 25, 1989


Webster's Dictionary defines sin as "an offense against religious or moral law." The framework for this show, the medieval "sevel deadly sins," consistutes an effective way of encapsulating the spectrum of making's foibles into second categories: gluttony, pride, anger, list, greed, jealousy, and sloth.

Each artist, through the use of collage, paint, pencil, and various other media, seeks to come to grips personally with the various corrupting agents of the human soul, which, no matter how hard we try to supress them, will always remain a part of us. 

The Second Story Gallery is pleased to present a Gallery Talk with Kevin Kurytnik on September 22nd at 2:00 p.m., who will be discussing with gallery visitors the various pieces in the exhibition. 

Kevin D. Kurytnik

Kevin Kurytnik was adopted in 1966. Two years before, he was born at the General Hospital in Norquay, Saskatchewan. He has only recently found out that his mom who he has lived with until he went to The Alberta College of Art to study Visual Communications in 1982 is biologically his Aunt and that one of his Aunts on his Father\'s side is his mom. Undoubtedly this will be great fodder for an autobiographical film some day.

Until the inspiration for that film hits he keeps himself busy making other independent short animated films and teaching animation to all ages, mostly through the Quickdraw Animation Society.

Mark Lang

Mark Lang graduated from the Alberta College of Art Visual Communications department in 1987. He is the recipient of a number of awards and scholarships. In September of 1988, Lang will attend the School of Visual Arts in New York City to study Editorial Art and Visual Journalism.