Spatial Resonances in grey zones
with Forest Kelley

Forest Kelley is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky. His work considers how personal psychology lives within a social ecology. It is an endeavor to comprehend events and experiences lost to the past or augmented through oral history and mythmaking.

The surface reminds us that an artwork is a stand-in, that representation has limits. Photographs don’t cure amnesia, they attempt to fill in the gaps. It is the process of reenactment, an action of tracing history, that is most vicarious: wearing a sequined dress at the Ruby Red Ball, listening to opera with Greg, developing film in a lab at Castro and 18th, feeling where testicles are situated under a corset, receiving my uncle’s postcard in the mail, dated 1978, that said:

I think I learned a little bit about Eden….
See you in the future,
Love Michael Kelley
Instagram: @forest_kelley


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Ministry of Culture and Media