Thursday, March 25, 2010

Austin Statesman Art Review
Houston artist fashions domesticity from urban refuse

"Nothing screams 'Home Sweet Home' in Kelley's aesthetic - perhaps theatrical? - vocabulary like `As the Ache.' ...

But Kelley's home is not to be feared. Stitched and nailed and stapled together from whatever our over-consuming industrial culture has left behind, this home sweet home reads as an allegory to a new more truthful kind of personal homemaking - one that eschews the expectations of others.

From unappealing detritus, Kelley fashions a stage for a much more gnarly but ultimately more truthful kind of existence."

excerpt Austin Statesman Art Review by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

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