Mary Reid Kelley, ‘Europa Tells All’, 2014, Pilar Corrias Gallery
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Mary Reid Kelley

Europa Tells All, 2014

Ink and gouache on paper
21 1/10 × 13 1/10 × 1 3/5 in
53.5 × 33.4 × 4.1 cm
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London
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Mary Reid Kelley
American, b. 1979
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Drawing from historical literature, drama, and events—and channeling them through a decidedly feminist interpretation—Mary Reid Kelley makes bawdy and beautiful black-and-white videos, drawings, and collages. Her videos are a combination of live action and animation and star the artist herself, in every role, disguised by elaborate costuming and makeup, and against visually rich background settings. Her husband films her, and then edits her various parts together into a coherent whole. Performance allows Kelley to encompass her broad interests in a single work. As she describes, “I realized that I was desperate to enact the characters that were the forces behind my 2D work, and that in doing so, all my ‘non-art’ loves like literature and costume and wordplay could be rolled up into a time-based work that functioned like a shout-y, rambunctious, emotionally incontinent painting.”

Mary Reid Kelley, ‘Europa Tells All’, 2014, Pilar Corrias Gallery
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About the work
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Mary Reid Kelley
American, b. 1979
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Drawing from historical literature, drama, and events—and channeling them through a decidedly feminist interpretation—Mary Reid Kelley makes bawdy and beautiful black-and-white videos, drawings, and collages. Her videos are a combination of live action and animation and star the artist herself, in every role, disguised by elaborate costuming and makeup, and against visually rich background settings. Her husband films her, and then edits her various parts together into a coherent whole. Performance allows Kelley to encompass her broad interests in a single work. As she describes, “I realized that I was desperate to enact the characters that were the forces behind my 2D work, and that in doing so, all my ‘non-art’ loves like literature and costume and wordplay could be rolled up into a time-based work that functioned like a shout-y, rambunctious, emotionally incontinent painting.”

Mary Reid Kelley

Europa Tells All, 2014

Ink and gouache on paper
21 1/10 × 13 1/10 × 1 3/5 in
53.5 × 33.4 × 4.1 cm
Contact For Price
Location
London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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