Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia is pleased to present TSAPhilly member Lucas Kelly in his first solo exhibition, with the gallery. Kelly has been a member of TSA since 2018.
Tiger Strikes Asteroid PHL is pleased announce You, me, these walls, and our ghosts, a solo exhibition of new work by Lucas Kelly.
Broadly construed, Kelly’s work is an exploration of memory, its fragility, and its reconstructive nature. His pieces consider the psychological need for linear narrative when replaying scenes from one’s personal history. Likening each access to a memory with the process of opening a jpeg image file, he intuits that a kind of averaging of remembered events or scenes occurs, leaving gaps that our mind fills in to create coherence. Over time, these moments of access deteriorate the accuracy of the memory itself. Thus, although we long to preserve and remember, Kelly appreciates that in our efforts to do so we alter and sometimes damage the fabric of our most treasured recollections. Kelly refers to this process as a beautiful disaster of sentimentality.
2nd Thursday Reception: October 10, 2019, 6-9PM
Closing Reception November 7th 6-9pm