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Artist's TalkMary Reid Kelley


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Artist's Talk
Mary Reid Kelley

The Box

As part of the Wexner Center’s 25th anniversary, The Box is dedicating the entire year of programming to work produced in the Film/Video Studio. Screenings in this free exhibition space for video, located just across from the Wexner Center Store, run continuously seven days a week, the same hours as our ticket office (Mon–Wed: 9 AM–6 PM; Thu–Fri: 9 AM–8 PM; Sat: 10 AM–8 PM; Sun: 11 AM–6 PM).

Tue, Oct 9, 2012 4:30 PM

In scripted narratives performed in rhyming verse, the videos of Mary Reid Kelley present “her take on the clash between utopian ideologies and the realities of women’s lives in the struggle for liberation and through political strife, wars, and other historical events” (Art21). Her acclaimed video, The Syphilis of Sisyphus, a clever satire of French history, is on view in The Box video space at the Wexner throughout October.

Reid Kelley earned an MFA from Yale University in 2009. Since then, she has received prizes from the American Academy in Rome (2011); and the the Rema Hort Mann Foundation (2009); and exhibited works at the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York (2012); Salina Art Center, Kansas (2012).; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (2011) Site Santa Fe Biennial (2010); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2010). Reid Kelley’s work is included in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor; and The Goetz Collection, Munich. More recently, she and her work are featured in the sixth season of Art21.

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