Shan Kelley

Shan Kelley

SHAN KELLEY

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Shan Kelley’s practice sits between art and activism, with a fascination for language and the manner in which identity, and body, is deconstructed, created and curated. Since his HIV+ diagnosis in 2009, Kelley has been increasingly inspired to find his voice within the context of disease and adversity, and to push forward using art as action against apathy or surrender. Kelley’s work has been shown across North America, and he has participated in residencies in Mexico and Spain. Kelley currently lives and works in Montreal, QC, Canada.


SHAN KELLEY: WHAT COMES WITH DISCLOSING

January 17, 2018

INTERVIEW

INSTALLATION IMAGES

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WORKS AVAILABLE

Shan Kelley
, Disclosures IV (We fucked like beautiful animals atop a bed we just made after fucking once before.), 2013 
Needle perforated parchment and printed paper, framed, 
41.5 x 29.5 in

Shan Kelley
, Disclosures IV (We fucked like beautiful animals atop a bed we just made after fucking once before.), 2013

Needle perforated parchment and printed paper, framed, 
41.5 x 29.5 in
Shan Kelley
, Disclosures III (She pushed the AIDS pamphlets aside before climbing on top of me once again.), 2017 
Needle perforated parchment and printed paper, framed, 
41.5 x 29.5 in

Shan Kelley
, Disclosures III (She pushed the AIDS pamphlets aside before climbing on top of me once again.), 2017

Needle perforated parchment and printed paper, framed, 
41.5 x 29.5 in
Shan Kelley
, Disclosures II ( I'm not afraid of you, I'm afraid of it.), 2017 
Needle perforated parchment and printed paper, framed, 
41.5 x 29.5 in

Shan Kelley
, Disclosures II ( I’m not afraid of you, I’m afraid of it.), 2017

Needle perforated parchment and printed paper, framed, 
41.5 x 29.5 in
Shan Kelley,
Disclosures I (I really don't want you to be afraid of me.), 2017 
Needle perforated parchment and printed paper, framed
, 41.5 x 29.5 in

Shan Kelley,
Disclosures I (I really don’t want you to be afraid of me.), 2017

Needle perforated parchment and printed paper, framed
, 41.5 x 29.5 in
Shan Kelley
, Disclosures (In the warmth of her arms I thought only of you.), 2017 
Needle perforated parchment and printed paper, framed, 
41.5 x 29.5 in

Shan Kelley
, Disclosures (In the warmth of her arms I thought only of you.), 2017

Needle perforated parchment and printed paper, framed, 
41.5 x 29.5 in
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Shan Kelley, If I run out of words, my spirit will take over. If my spirit is overcome, others will bear my torch.), 2013
Needle perforated parchment and printed paper, framed, 41.5 x 29.5 in