Kelly Mark

Kelly’s video, drawings, installations and sculptures have centered on her awareness of time, its passing, wasting, marking, keeping, through the recording of repetitive tasks and ordinary unnoticed moments. Of her interest in the mundane and everyday, the artist says, “I have always had an intense preoccupation with the differing shades of pathos and humour found in the repetitive mundane tasks, routines and rituals of everyday life. Hidden within these spans of time can be found startling moments of poetic individuation, and an imprint of the individual within the commonplace rituals of society. Individuation, especially within this uniformity, although subtle and frequently paradoxical, is something I find myself returning to again and again. Through my will to order and my frequently inane sense of humour my objective is the investigation, documentation and validation of these singular marked and unmarked moments of our lives...”

Kelly has exhibited widely across Canada and most recently a survey show of her work travelled to university galleries in Halifax, Toronto, and Montreal. She represented Canada in both the 1998 Sydney Biennale and the 2006 Liverpool Biennial. In Seattle, her work has be exhibited at the Henry Art Gallery and at Platform. 

 
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LUDLOW 2010, Letraset vinyl transfer lettering on archival mat board, 30 x 30 inches, framed, $4,800

LUDLOW detail

 
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PICA 2010, Letraset vinyl transfer lettering on archival mat board, 30 x 30 inches, framed, $4,800

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PICA detail

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FABRIQUE 2010, Letraset vinyl transfer lettering on archival mat board, 30 x 30 inches, framed, $4,800

 

PICA detail

 

5 2010, Letraset vinyl transfer lettering on archival mat board, 20 x 25 inches, framed, $3,000

 

ARROW 2010, Letraset vinyl transfer lettering on archival mat board, 25 x 20 inches, framed, $3,000

 

BRODY 2010, Letraset vinyl transfer lettering on archival mat board, 25 x 20 inches, framed, $3,000

 

JULIETE 2010, Letraset vinyl transfer lettering on archival mat board, 25 x 20 inches, framed, $3,000

 

KEY 2010, Letraset vinyl transfer lettering on archival mat board, 25 x 20 inches, framed, $3,000

KKKK 2010, Letraset vinyl transfer lettering on archival mat board, 25 x 20 inches, framed, $3,000

 
 

ORDER 9 2010, Letraset vinyl transfer lettering on archival mat board, 25 x 20 inches, framed, $3,000

 

WAIT 2010, Letraset vinyl transfer lettering on archival mat board, 25 x 20 inches, framed, $3,000

 

NO TOFU / NO YOGA MAT 2009, brushed stainless steel Zippo lighter w/ laser engraving on both sides,
1.5 x 2.25 x .75 inches. Edition of 25 + 5 AP, $300 each, boxed