Impetuous Mums and Other Proper Things
September 24-November 2, 2012
Tuesdays, 9:00-10:30 and by appointment
Opening Monday September 24, 9:00-11:00
“The chrysanthemum is profoundly happy. It speaks through color and dishevelment. It’s a flower that impetuously controls its own savagery.” – Clarice Lispector, from Agua Viva
These are drawings and objects that are made from a decadent desire to make a simple thing that is both thought and felt in the making alone. Also, these drawings and objects rest only in the thing they are made to be, drawings and objects. That is why they are fitting and reckless.
Kelly Kaczynski is an artist residing in Chicago. She has had solo exhibitions with
Gahlberg Gallery, IL; threewalls, IL; Hyde Park Art Center, IL; Rowland Contemporary, IL;
University at Buffalo Art Gallery, NY; Triple Candie, NY. Group exhibitions include Islip
Art Museum, NY; Josee Bienvenu Gallery, NY; DeCordova Museum, MA; Boston Center
for the Arts, MA. Public installations include projects with the Main Line Art Center,
Haverford, PA; the Interfaith Center, NY; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston and
the Boston National Historic Parks, MA; Boston Public Library, MA. Curatorial projects
include the exhibition titled ‘Mouthing (a sentient limb)’ at the Hyde Park Art Center,
2011, Chicago, IL, and an ongoing project-based entity titled Unnamed Future Space.
She received an MFA from Bard College in 2003 and BA from The Evergreen State
College in 1995. Kaczynski is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art Theory &
Practice at Northwestern University, IL.