Austin Statesman Art Review
Houston artist fashions domesticity from urban refuse
“Nothing screams ‘Home Sweet Home’ in Kelley’s aesthetic – perhaps theatrical? – vocabulary like `As the Ache.’ …
But Kelley’s home is not to be feared. Stitched and nailed and stapled together from whatever our over-consuming industrial culture has left behind, this home sweet home reads as an allegory to a new more truthful kind of personal homemaking – one that eschews the expectations of others.
From unappealing detritus, Kelley fashions a stage for a much more gnarly but ultimately more truthful kind of existence.”
excerpt Austin Statesman Art Review by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin