Kelly O'Brien co-curated and exhibited work at Art+Text 2017, an exhibition at 44AD artspace in Bath. The show featured work by artists from all over the UK, as well as the US, Europe and Australia.
The work spanned a range of mediums - video, print, sculpture, installation, performance, painting - and even spills into the surrounding city. It was very inspiring to see the innovative ways that artists are using text in art!
Kelly is pleased with the response her own installation received, Postcards from the Edge. As an American living in the UK during the 2016 Brexit vote, and then the US Presidential election, she watched in dismay as events have unfolded on both sides of the Atlantic. For the installation, she created four different postcard designs and printed them as monotypes, with messages to President Trump and Prime Minister May respectively. At the end of the exhibition, she collected all completed postcards and mailed them to the respective heads of state.
Art+Text 2017, February 21-26, 2017 | 44AD artspace, 44 Abbey Street, Bath, UK, BA1 1NN