• Mary Kelly

    McNeil Gallery

    Mary Kelly works on a remarkably ambitious scale. Corpus, completed in 1985 and shown here in its entirety, is only the first section of her ongoing Interim project. Begun in 1983, Interim focuses on the experiences of middle-aged women, a heretofore rather ignored segment of our society, through a planned exploration of four themes: body, money, history, and power.

    Corpus’ formal and conceptual complexity demands careful description, as there are no insignificant details in Kelly’s work. It consists of 30 paired panels of image and text, arranged in five groups, three pairs to a group. The five

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