pal ∙ imp ∙ sest
Photographs and Objects
By Angela Kelly
Artist’s Reception 02.07.14, 5:00-7:00pm
Please come view the exhibition pal ∙ imp ∙ sest : photographs and objects by Angela Kelly in the Sunken Gallery, 2nd floor of the Wallace Center from now until March 31, 2014. Angela Kelly is a photographic artist living in Rochester, NY, where she is an Associate Professor of Imaging Arts at RIT. Her work addresses memory, landscape and history of place. As Angela writes, “Palimpsest is an experimental display of photographic images, text, and objects. Library index cards liberated from their original function hold the promise of a new narrative, while the obsolete technology of a defunct typewriter is glorified within an idyllic nature. The typewriter functions as a metaphor for the creative act of writing and ironically the creative act of seeing. Through this installationI pay homage to Virginia Woolf, the innovative 20thc. modernist writer; the contemporary artist/musician Rodney Graham; the 19thc. romantic poet John Keats; the 20thc. theorist Roland Barthes and the 20thc. novelist W.G Sebald. The typewriter is an embodiment of the role of modernity itself: its beauty competing with its function.” Please visit this elegant and poignant exhibition.