The “EAPR” works are the most noticeable upon entering the space. Props from the videos invite one to sit and explore while two versions of this film play on opposite sides of the gallery. The subjects and context of each video are consistent, including a single male character and his harem. Their subsequent interactions resemble a local theatre acting out a range of scenes. In the first video the male plays a lord while in the second, he is a bumbling servant. The interplay is an allegory of sorts. To encourage dialogue between the “Kandor” and “EAPR” works, the space is carefully arranged with theatrical-like props from both worlds. The videos also include clips of Kandor in-between the Harem scenes. Altogether, they are not consistent; similar to a curate’s egg but the inconsistencies are part of this fragmentation and manipulation of ideas that Kelley is prone to create.
Published courtesy of ArtSceneCal ©2011