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Prospect 2: Kelly Mark Works
15 Jul 1995 – 3 Sep 1995
Kelly Mark. Mended Stool 1995. Four-legged maple stool, pronged mending plates; 76.2 x 30.4 x 30.4 cm. MSVU Collection.
Works recreated the utilitarian space of the artistís live-in studio, suggesting references to work as task and the concept of "a work." Markís process, involving the presentation of altered readymade objects in series, unites a handymanís sensibility with obsessively disciplined minor acts of violence. The physical means used to evoke a complex subjectivity place her work in the post-minimalist tradition of Jackie Winsor and Eva Hesse ó influential sculptors of the 1960s and 1970s.
A young Halifax-based artist of promise, Mark was subsequently the subject of a feature in Canadian Art. Visit her website at ireallyshould.com.
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