Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos is a collection of the widely praised artist’s video art, as well as the “finely crafted and researched costumes, objects, and drawings she creates for her videos.”
In 2011, when she was just two years out of grad school (Yale), The New York Times praised her video projection The Syphilis of Sisyphus effusively: “This is altogether a heady brew, and Ms. Reid Kelley serves it up with biting panache.” In 2013, Pastelegram joined the praise her videos: “Their distinctive visual language—constructed black and white landscapes reminiscent of German Expressionist films, along with cartoonish period costumes and makeup—is immediately arresting, while their layered historical narratives and lyrical punning invite repeat viewings.”
Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos opens tomorrow (Friday, July 11) with a reception—and FENCE Magazine launch celebration—from 5 to 7 PM at the University Art Museum (University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany). The exhibit will remain on view through Oct. 12, with the date of an artist talk to be announced. For more info, call the museum at 442-3300.