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Keliy Anderson-Staley: Imagined Family Heirlooms

 

Please join us Saturday, March 26, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Keliy Anderson-Staley: Imagined Family Heirlooms. The exhibition will run through Saturday, April 23. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception.

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"Young Boy" circa 1870; found and treated wet-plate collodion tintype

Born in 1977 in the woods of northern Maine, Keliy Anderson-Staley received her Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York, NY.

Imagined Family Heirlooms harkens back to the rootless nature of the American identity, with many individuals unable to place family histories back more than one or two generations. This series of installations, comprised of both found and newly-made objects alike, suggests those photographs and sentimental objects one might have collected over the years. Domesticity in a wide range of connotations plays a central part in her works, as is evident in the use of rusted baking pans as a unifying visual motif.

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Installation shot of The Baking Pan Series: An Incomplete Family History

 

She has spent the last decade championing historical and alternative photographic practices, passing along her knowledge of extended technique through classes at The Center for Alternative Photography in New York and the Bakery Photography Collective in Westbrook, ME, among others.

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"Relatives" 2011; 5x7" Antique Albumen Print

 

Keliy Anderson-Staley's work has been featured in such publications as New York Magazine, Esquire Russia and F-Stop Magazine, with numerous solo and group exhibitions held in collections from around the world.

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"Collage 1" 2011; 9x12 Made of found quilt fragments and found antique tintype

The 2011 AIPAD Photography Show

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

Big Life Foundation Update

Posted on Jan 25, 2011

For those of you who aren't familiar with artist Nick Brandt's Big Life Foundation, please take a moment and read his latest update to find out how you can help stop the gangs of African poachers in the Amboseli.BIG LIFE BRINGS DOWN LEADER OF AMBOSELI'S WORST…

Renate Aller: One View, Ten Years

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

Renate Aller, Oceanscape (January, 2007), 28 x 40 inches, edition of 10 Please join us Saturday, January 15, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Renate Aller: One View, Ten Years. The exhibition will run through February 12, 2011. The artist will be…

Deck the Walls

Posted on Nov 30, 2010

    Deck the Walls is an annual group exhibition of vintage and contemporary pieces that allows John Cleary Gallery to showcase a variety of artists, prices ranges, styles, and photographic mediums.  Deck the Walls will feature gallery favorites such as…

Takeshi Shikama: Silent Respiration of Forests

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

? Takeshi Shikama, Toyosawa Lake 1, 2009, platinum and palladium print on gampi ? Please join us Saturday, October 23, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Takeshi Shikama: Silent Respiration of Forests. The exhibition will run through November…

Isa Leshko at Houston Arts Alliance

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

John Cleary Gallery's own Isa Leshko will have her first solo exhibition in Houston at the Houston Arts Alliance, in conjunction with Houston Center for Photography, entitled Thrills and Chills. The opening reception for Thrills and Chills will be held at…

John Cleary Gallery at Affordable Art Fair in New York City

Posted on Sep 23, 2010

    We at John Cleary Gallery are thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting at The Affordable Art Fair (AAF) in New York City September 30th through October 3rd.  The fair will be held at 7 West 34th Street near 5th Avenue (across from the Empire…

Mirage: Images from India, New Work by Jeffrey Becom

Posted on Sep 7, 2010

Please join us Saturday, September 11, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Mirage: Images from India, New Work by Jeffrey Becom. The exhibition will run through October 16, 2010. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception. Jeffrey…

Vote for Click2Houston's Best Art Gallery

Posted on Aug 4, 2010

  John Cleary Gallery has recently been honored with a nomination for KPRC's Click2Houston's Best Art Gallery in the Houston area.  The KPRC Click2Houston's Best is an interactive city guide featuring promotional contests hosted by KPRC and powered by CityVoter. …