Mary Reid Kelley, Working Objects and Videos.


Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley: Still from Priapus Agonistes, 2013, © Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York

Exhibition, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York, until 13 April.
Mary Reid Kelley's visually rich and intellectually stimulating video art converses with history. Fusing techniques of live performance and stop-motion animation, she creates poignant characters who declaim in droll verse, blending Homer and Cindy Sherman. This is the first museum exhibition devoted to the finely crafted and researched costumes, objects, and drawings that the artist creates for her videos in collaboration with Patrick Kelley. These working objects reveal her mastery of the contemporary impulse to work across and synthesise art media. A winner of the Rome Prize, Reid Kelley is widely lauded by critics and curators alike. Her visually rich and stimulating videos appeal to diverse audiences of cutting-edge contemporary art as well as world history and literature.