Whether working with video, photographs or drawings, the work of Toronto-based artist Jean-Paul Kelly (b. 1977) explores the relationship between “materiality and perception”. Kelly poses questions about the limits of representation by examining complex associations between found photographs, videos, and sounds from documentaries, photojournalism, and online media streams.
At LUX, Kelly will present his most recent works The Innocents (2014, UK premiere), Movement in Squares (2013) and Figure-ground (2013), which will be screened in dialogue with a selection of films and videos from the LUX collection by artists such as Norman McLaren, Lewis Klahr, Steve Reinke and James Richards. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Kelly and Erika Balsom.
- Figure-ground (Jean-Paul Kelly, 2013, digital video, 5min)
- Synchromy (Norman McLaren, 1979, 16mm, 7 min)
- Pony Glass (Lewis Klahr, 1997, 16mm, 15min)
- Movement in Squares (Jean-Paul Kelly, 2013, digital video,13min)
- Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp) ( Steve Reinke, 2006, video, 4min)
- Misty Boundaries Fades and Disolves (James Richards, 2009, digital video, 4min)
- The Innocents (Jean-Paul Kelly, 2014, digital video, 13min)
Jean-Paul Kelly is currently a resident at the Delfina Foundation (London). His work has exhibited at the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus), The Power Plant (Toronto), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Scrap Metal Gallery (Toronto), Mercer Union (Toronto), Gallery TPW (Toronto) and Tokyo Wonder Site. Recent screenings include New York Film Festival,Toronto International Film Festival, SBC Gallery (Montreal), Nightingale Cinema (Chicago), the Seoul Museum of Art, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Kelly was a Guest Artist at the 2013 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and received the 2014 Kazuko Trust Award from the Kazuko Trust and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Erika Balsom is a lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King's College London, specialising in the study of artists' moving image. She is the author of Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013) and is currently completing a book on the distribution and circulation of film and video art. She is a frequent contributor to Artforum and her writing has appeared in academic publications such as Cinema Journal and Screen.
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