Los Angeles–based artist Ann Greene Kelly (b. 1988) looks to the tradition of the readymade (common objects displayed as works of art), combining everyday items, such as mattresses and tires, with plaster, stone, and other sculptural materials. These unique combinations invest the objects with a sense of affection and understanding that is both distinctive and familiar, while simultaneously opening up new and engaging modes of
sculpture. Likewise, her drawing practice explores the relationship between domestic, interior space; the urban, industrial landscape; and personal experience. This exhibition marks the artist’s first solo institutional presentation.
Credits & Sponsors
About the Artist
Ann Greene Kelly is organized by Jamillah James, Curator.
ICA LA is supported by its Curator’s Council, Fieldwork, and 1717 Collective.
Ann Greene Kelly lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, MD in 2010. Solo exhibitions include presentations at AND NOW, Dallas; Michael Benevento, Los Angeles; White Columns, New York; and Chapter NY, New York. She has participated in group shows at White Flag Projects, St. Louis; David Zwirner, New York; Maisterravalbuena, Madrid; Stems Gallery, Brussels; and Galleria ZERO in Milan. Kelly is represented by Michael Benevento, Los Angeles and Chapter NY, New York.