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Lauren Kelley: Froufrou Conclusions

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street, 212-255-5793
November 11, 2011 - January 7, 2012
Reception: Friday, November 11, 6 - 8 PM
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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.
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