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Kelli Vance paints large-scale oil-on-canvas portraits, exploring themes of assumed identity, voyeurism and veiled eroticism.

Press Release

Kelli Vance paints large-scale oil-on-canvas portraits, exploring themes of assumed identity, voyeurism and veiled eroticism. Her paintings speak the familiar language of cinema in their photorealist rendering and choice of moment, but like the best films each canvas has a story to tell and a secret to keep. Their structural narrative is revealed in titles such as “Just Forget You Ever Saw It. …

Kelli Vance paints large-scale oil-on-canvas portraits, exploring themes of assumed identity, voyeurism and veiled eroticism. Her paintings speak the familiar language of cinema in their photorealist rendering and choice of moment, but like the best films each canvas has a story to tell and a secret to keep. Their structural narrative is revealed in titles such as “Just Forget You Ever Saw It. It’s Better That Way.” We may never know what just happened out of frame, but that’s largely just a compositional device. The subject of her work is the carefully staged moment, but the object is in …

Gallery

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Iris Project
Venice

Location

953 Amoroso Place
Venice, CA, US
Monday–Tuesday, Closed
Wednesday–Friday, 10am–3pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11am–5pm