In the studio
Kelly Lloyd (UK)

March 7 - April 26, 2020 in The Demo Room at Galleri Image
Opening: March 6, 16:00-18:00

When artist studios are represented it often looks the same: tin cans full of paintbrushes, chaise lounges, paintings facing the wall, empty frames, hanging textiles, and candles stuck in wine bottles. Kelly Lloyd’s upcoming exhibition in The Demo Room at Galleri Image, titled In the studio, will diverge from this common visual narrative by presenting the studio of contemporary Danish artist Dahn Vo in a manner which interrogates visibility itself. In the studio attempts to complicate the way artistic processes are represented, and to question what impact this has on how artistic labour is understood in the public imagination.

In the studio builds off the research Kelly did while in residence at Aarhus Billedkunstcenter in Fall 2018, when she interviewed people in the Aarhus arts sector about their livelihoods. Her work juxtaposes the realities of being a contemporary working artist gleaned from these interviews, with representations of artists' lives and labour in popular culture and fine art.

In the studio is the second of three exhibitions at The Demo Room featuring former AaBKC Residency artists-in-residence, and is presented in collaboration with Aarhus Billedkunstcenter. Curated by Pamela Grombacher. Supported by Aarhus Kommune.

Kelly Lloyd (b. 1986) is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist who focuses on issues of representation and knowledge production and prioritizes public-facing collaborative research. Lloyd received a dual M.F.A. in Painting and M.A. in Visual & Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, and earned a B.A. from Oberlin College in 2008. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at the Royal Academy Schools (London, U.K.) and the Institute for Contemporary Art Baltimore (U.S.A.). Kelly Lloyd was the Starr Fellow at the Royal Academy Schools during the 2018/19 academic year, and lives and works in London.

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