Mary Reid and Patrick Kelley
A fascinating insight into two genuinely original American artists, whose combination of painting, photography, performance and poetry effortlessly reimagines the boundaries of contemporary art
Mary Reid Kelley (born 1979) and Patrick Kelley (born 1969) are celebrated for their visually arresting video works, full of humorous wordplay and incisive critique, utilizing a distinctive black-and-white palette and rhyming verse. Their recent two-year residency at the Fabric Workshop and Museum culminated in two new film works—Blood Moon and I’m Jackson Pollock. These films explore the mechanics of power and its fallibility, and were presented inside an installation of sculpture and drawings.
This expansive, fully illustrated catalog is the artists’ first comprehensive monograph. It examines video works from throughout the artist’s careers, as well as the costume design, set design and writing that make their works both indelible and groundbreaking.