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Annette Kelm, Soles, LOL!, C U SOON, XO, STUFF 2 DO, 2013, C-print, 30 1/2 × 23 7/8".

Annette Kelm

Giò Marconi

Annette Kelm, Soles, LOL!, C U SOON, XO, STUFF 2 DO, 2013, C-print, 30 1/2 × 23 7/8".

Most of the photographs in Annette Kelm’s show “In the Realm of” depict displays or exhibits of one kind or another, some already existing, others constructed by the artist in her studio. She gives in to the pleasure of letting herself be seduced by the epiphanies that daily life presents, allowing herself to be transported by the phenomenology of the everyday. Consider, for example, Soles, LOL!, C U SOON, XO, STUFF 2 DO, 2013: It began when, walking down the street in New York, she noticed a small sampling of shoe soles of various colors, arranged in a framed rectangle in the window of a repair shop. She then acquired the framed piece and incorporated it into a set she created in her studio, which also included wallpaper purchased on eBay that featured the repeated acronym LOL along with other words. The fabric covering installed on one wall and on a portion of the studio floor

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