FIAF Montclair presents Altar, an exhibition of intriguing photograms by New Jersey-born artist Kelly Reilly.
Kelly Reilly uses shadow, light, and sculpture (in its varied forms) to represent the erosion of life: birth, growth, childhood, love, loss, greed, reflection, and decay. The photograms are elegiac observations of erosion, history, emptiness, and the ebb and flow of time. These images are artifacts: solid signifiers of our remains.
Each picture is a unique (1/1) silver gelatin or chromogenic photogram made in the darkroom using traditional chemical processes. The finished images serve as singular relics, highlighting our desire, as people, to have something enduring to hold on to despite our own inescapable transiency.
Born in New Jersey in 1993, Kelly Reilly is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. Her work has been shown in various group and solo shows throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. She currently lives and works in New York, NY.
Friday, January 17, from 6-7pm
Meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine! After the reception, join us at a special Rendez-Vous and Galette des rois celebration from 7-9pm. Learn more.