…David Klein Gallery, 1520 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan, is pleased to announce the opening of OVER IT, an exhibition of new work by KELLY REEMTSEN. September 17 – October 22, 2016
Also exhibiting: WHY DON’T YOU WANT THIS, and the debut of MORE STUPIDS, A TAROT by Emmy Bright. And presenting window Installations by Derick Melander.
A RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 6 – 8 PM
KELLY REEMTSEN takes on the “glass ceiling” in her new exhibition, Over It at the David Klein Gallery Detroit location. Armed with sledge hammers, axes and a purpose, these well-dressed women ascend ladders and climb on chairs to attack that annoying but tenacious glass ceiling. Reemtsen’s timing couldn’t be more perfect. She has been pointing out the false dichotomy of feminine women confidently using power tools for several years. This time she’s even more specific about the intentions of her subjects. The term glass ceiling, referring to invisible barriers in women’s careers, first came into use in the early 80’s. Thirty years later and it’s still there. No wonder she’s Over It.
The exhibition catalogue includes an essay, Reaching for the Top (In Killer Heels), by Jasmin Hernandez, founder of the online Zine Gallery Gurls. She writes “Using the provocative imagery of women wielding power tools, Reemtsen unpacks fundamental questions for the viewer to contemplate.” “Our climb to equality seems to be never ending”, notes Reemtsen, articulating the primary theme of “Over It”. She further questions deep-seated norms in society: "Why are women valued less than men?" and “What lengths do we need to go to in order to reach equality?”. Kelly Reemtsen lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad since 1996.