We just love the juxtapositions in Kelly’s paintings, the good girl meets hardware. Her background in fashion design is obvious with the 1950’s and 60’s era puffy dresses. But the way she pairs these fabulous dresses with other objects is the clincher. Well mannered women posing with tools, hardware and clipping shears. Threatening the viewer with vacuum cleaners and mops, she twists the image of women’s work in a wonderful way. Her latest ladies just seem to be falling, helplessly fashionable, to their demise. ARTIST LINK
This was originally published on the homepage of Eclectix,
in the "Pretty In Pink" issue, March. 2012
For the "Pretty In Pink" online exhibit, click here.