Kelly has developed a new interestastronomy.
Long-time friend Sidney Felsen purchased a telescope
and presented it to the artist for his 84th birthday,
celebrated at his home in Spencertown, New York. Perhaps
that's what separates artists from the rest of usa
curiosity that continues to inspire, a willingness to
explore, and a capacity to learn that doesn't diminish
with age. Kelly's recent projects, created at Gemini
G.E.L. in Los Angeles and known collectively as The
Rivers, are the lithographic embodiment of this inquisitiveness.
An idea that began in the 1950s was rekindled by 4 x
6" postcards and translated to 11 related but distinct
worksranging from wall sculptures to 1-color lithographsthat
will be shown as the entire series for the first time
at Gemini GEL at Joni Moisant Weyl.
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