Introducing Hilda Kelley

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An exhibition by Kelly Hill: On display until January 26, 2015.

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Introducing Hilda Kelley: Hilda Kelley is elegance. Hilda Kelley is poise. Hilda Kelley is glamour. She is alluring and she is powerful. Her every glance contains all of the mystery and beauty of the stars, set against a cold, sharp winter sky. A single gesture of her hand conveys the perpetual play between elation and despair that defines human existence. An intimate gesture to strangers is embedded in her very posture.

Hilda Kelley is the careful construction of Fredericton-based artist Kelly Hill. She is the artist’s double, or perhaps more accurately, her inverse. Hill’s practice explores the power dynamics of stardom and self-presentation using tropes of the silent-film era, and in this body of work, she proposes a model of empowered self-construction that functions through acts of looking and display.

Please join the artist on Friday, January 23, 2015 between 5 – 6 PM for a closing reception, and conversation with the artist. This event will coincide with a reception for Rémi Belliveau’s exhibition a boat sinks.

THE NNEX is Connexion ARC’s project space, located at The Fredericton Playhouse. Exhibitions are made possible through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, The Government of New Brunswick, The City of Fredericton and The Fredericton Playhouse.


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