Whole Grain: Short Films by Lauren Kelley

A still-frame from a film, two dark-skinned barbies sit in a white room, one perched on a center window sill and the other facing the left on the edge of the frame. Both dolls are wearing black and gray.
Still image from Get the Bones from 88 Jones (2007) by Lauren Kelley.

Join us in person on Thursday, April 21, at 6 pm for a program of experimental animated video works by exhibiting artist Lauren Kelley, whose work is currently on view on the Mezzanine in Lauren Kelley: Location Scouting. All of the films screened predate the work in the exhibition.

The program includes:

  • Get the Bones from 88 Jones (2007; 6 min., 41 sec.)
  • Wild Seed (2007; 1 min., 28 sec.)
  • Prototypical Oppression /Obsession (2009; 4 min., 41 sec.)
  • Upside (2012; 3min., 30 sec.)
  • Froufrou Conclusions (2011; 1 min., 29 sec.)
  • Burlap Interior (2013; 2 min., 59 sec.)
  • True Falsetto (2011; 2 min., 16 sec.)

About the Artist

Lauren Kelley was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1975 and lives and works in Harlem, New York. She has a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been shown at the Studio Museum in Harlem; The Kitchen, New York; The New Museum; and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; among others. She is the recipient of a Creative Capital Award and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and in 2020 her work was supported by a grant from the Joseph Robert Foundation. From 2017 to 2020 she served as Director and Chief Curator of the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling in New York.

About Whole Grain

The Tang Teaching Museum’s series Whole Grain explores classic and contemporary work in experimental film and video. Whole Grain is programmed by Assistant Director for Engagement Tom Yoshikami. All events are free and open to the public.

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