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Mary Kelly: Face-to-Face at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

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Time 10:00
Date 20/09/18
Price Free

Renowned American artist, Mary Kelly presents Face-to-Face, an exhibition that comprises of works that demonstrate Kelly's sustained engagement with questions of war and violence.

Running from: Thu 20 Sep - Sat 03 Nov.

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery presents Face-to-Face, its third solo exhibition with renowned American artist Mary Kelly (b. 1941). Over the past fifty years, Kelly has been a pioneer of conceptual art and contributed extensively to the discourse of feminism and postmodernism.

Face-to-Face will provide a valuable insight into Kelly’s emergence as a project-based artist concerned with social justice before developing these ideas as large-scale, narrative installations. They will also reveal Kelly’s sustained research into major conflicts of recent history, including those in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Bosnia and Vietnam. Grounded in conceptualism, and informed by psychoanalysis and feminism, the works will elucidate how Kelly has attempted to visualise or voice the inarticulable effect of traumatic events on those affected by war, proposing that coming face-to-face with the ‘other’ is the precondition for both empathy and discourse.