Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Opening night for Keliy Anderson-Staley: Imagined Family Heirlooms


This past Saturday we here at the John Cleary Gallery celebrated the Houston premier of Keliy Anderson-Staley’s Imagined Family Heirlooms with an opening nigh reception with the artist in attendance.

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Installation shots of Keliy’s Baking Pan Series and Americans: Contemporary Tintype Portraits


Response was enthusiastic to Keliy’s work, which includes a wide range of photographic techniques as well as the incorporation of found objects into the exhibit.

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Keliy (left) discussing her work with an interested attendee


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Imagined Family Heirlooms, 2011


Patrons were also treated to milk (white Russians) and cookies, inspired by the artists Baking Pan Series and served by the gallery’s in-house bartender/baker, Arnaud Couturier.

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Keliy, Catherine and I would like to offer a warm thanks to all who attended and made this exhibit opening a great success!

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(L to R): Keliy Anderson-Staley, artist; Joseph Roberts, Assistant Director; Catherine Couturier, Director


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Installation as seen through reflection of Found Child's Dress # 1, 2011 (Dress mounted on blue cloth. Framed size: 19 x 21 inches. Edition 1 of 1)

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