thru her eyes
there is love
lifes quiet things
as we take time
this is an act of proof, to what one light
connecting back to those times when
[he. she. her. i. me. us. them]
we were caught in
that headspace. -- sk
SPECIAL ARTIST'S Talk and Book Release on July 7, 4pm-
Krowswork is very pleased to present Headspace, an inaugural solo exhibition by Oakland-based artist Sasha Kelley. Headspace is a collection of visual documents depicting relationships within black life, centered in the Bay Area. Operating simultaneously within and outside of her own "headspace," Kelley sees what she sees plainly while making palpable and poetic the invisible but deeply felt web of meaning, signs, and the weight of individual existence that connects this landscape of people and place. Her historical references are disparate, as she manages to present a complex body of work that invokes the casual but piercing intimacy of photographers like Nan Goldin, the wary, neutral, honest outsider view of the work of Robert Frank, and the filmic political narratives of Carrie Mae Weems. Kelley's photography adds a new and impressive language to and turns a surprisingly fresh eye on the medium of photography.
Kelley's presentation at Krowswork includes both original photographs as well as installation, video/gifs, and textual commentary and poetry. The artist studied photography at the Academy of Art University, and received an Emerging Arts Professionals SF Fellowship in 2012. Her work has been shown at Oomiroo, Krowswork, the Sargent Johnson Gallery, and appeared in editorials in Umber Magazine and as the media coordinator for Black Love in Public. See more at sashakelley.com and c-proof.org.
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