Saturday, May 17, 2008

this is always about that

from here to there





working on elements for Cohesive discord for the BOX 13 Houston Arts Alliance exhibition coming up June 19, 2008 (6-8 pm opening).

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

desKILLED academy (Eeyore ramblings)

the desKILLED (art) academy results in objects that are only art if they are endowed with
title
date
material
artist name

hum. lucky for me, when i have to work so hard at sewing poorly -- anti-craft, anti-machine -- a production that is purely humanizing, sensuallizing.

how do i avoid moving from artist to strategist, from maker to machine producing just another consumable? how do i not become the very thing i rail against for it is in my nature to be judgmental, hypocritical, and much conflicted...the very thing i hate, i catch glimpses of myself doing.

"every poet and musician and artist, but for grace, is drawn away from the love of the thing he tells, to the love of the telling..." cs lewis.

when is art no longer art?
when is life no longer life?
when am i no longer me?
what happens when i become truly desKILLED?

Monday, May 12, 2008

I leak.

I miss my friend Bill Marshall.
I miss hearing his term of endearment, "damn it, Kathy!"
I miss his laugh.
I miss his teasing.
I miss his wisdom.
I miss his practicality.
I miss his high expectations.
I miss seeing his pleasure at a job well done!
I miss my friend Bill Marshall.

His absence creeps up on me most unexpectedly.

I don't mind my own decay but death sucks.
It leaves a hole in me.
I find that I leak a little more each day.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

heaven

cutting auto tires from a loaded 53 foot truck trailer. the trailer filled with truck tires is next. a friend of mine had a couple of his trailers stolen, when they were recovered they were filled with tires JUST FOR ME. i thought i would help him dispose of them via my art. one man's trash is a woman's art...thanks Tom and Trish!

the pleasure of harvesting from the urban waste stream is all mine.



sketching with the remainder



i am still working on how to use this idea in a public setting were the tires don't spill over and hurt someone. when resolved, shazam.

cohesive discord process

for BOX 13 @ space 125 gallery of the Houston Arts Alliance.







These are process shots from one of the pieces for this show that will be site specific collaborative work with Whitney Riley.

Monday, May 05, 2008

ARTSlant interview with Kathy Kelley


I was interviewed by Georgia Fee and the ARTslant team for their San Francisco art community website. The site is similar to Texas' www.glasstire.com.

You can read the interview here: ARTslant SF rackroom

Needless to say my ego and resume are pleased.
kk