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“Tracing Quieted Histories,” Forest Kelley Lecture
March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Artist/photographer Forest Kelley will give a School of Art Lecture to the College of Art & Design on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in 103 Julian T. White Hall Auditorium (formerly Design Building.)
Forest Kelley is an assistant professor in the School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. His work reflects on introspective histories and systems/contexts that perpetuate social isolation. He aims to cultivate relationships, investigate lived experiences, and reinstate agency where it has been eroded. He has shown internationally at galleries including 1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA), Clamp Art (NYC), Filter Space (Chicago), Photo Is:Rael (Tel-Aviv), Rotterdam Photo (Rotterdam), and SF Camerawork (San Francisco). In 2022, his artist video Supply Air / Return Air screened at venues including Zou-no-hana Terrace (Yokohama, Japan), Bierumer School (Bierum, Netherlands), and Pier2 Artcentre (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). He was recognized with the 2020 Imagemaker Award by the Society for Photographic Education. In 2018, he contributed music to the Academy Award-nominated and Criterion Collection-selected documentary Hale County This Morning, This Evening for which he received the award Best Music Score from the International Documentary Association.