ARTslant: Kelly Barrie: On Our Los Angeles Watchlist

 

Kelly Barrie (b. 1973, London, England)

 

Kelly Barrie creates photographs that explore the imaginary site where past and present converge. Using found photographs, the artist reconstructs the image through a performative floor drawing using photo-luminescent pigment (glo-powder) and his feet, walking out the image on the floor via a series of actions such as toe drags, heel spins, snake walks and foot sweeps. The artist states "the work is also affected by other phenomena such as insects and pets leaving their tiny footprints in the night. These unseen collaborators lend credence to the 'accident', not only as content, but also as procedure that implies the artist does not have to be present for the work to continue."

 

Education: Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY, 1998. MFA, Photography, California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, CA, 1997. BA, Photography and Art History Concentrations, Hobart College, Geneva, NY, 1995.

 

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(Text Source: Heather James Fine Art)