Lauren Kelley: Froufrou Conclusions
Curated by Rashida Bumbray
Employing a wry wit when commenting on matters of sexuality, race, and meditations on place, Lauren Kelley is a video artist best known for her series of short animated videos that combine clay-mation with her brown, plastic dolls. Stylistically evocative of children’s television programs of her youth, Kelley stages absurd, jittery, and sometimes endearing narratives. These low-tech scenarios occur in her Technicolor dioramas; a plush backdrop in contrast to the flaccid narratives of a discontented cast of ingénues. Froufrou Conclusions features her latest short-stop-animation work and a series of collages inspired by the grotesque charm of Todd Haynes’ The Karen Carpenter Story and The Yes Men’s societal toy endeavors.
Exhibition Hours: Tues-Fri, 12-6pm; Sat 11-6pm FREE
is made possible with support from the Jerome Foundation, The Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Dedalus Foundation Inc., and with public
funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York
State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
of the artist