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Mary Kelly, b.1956

Kevin2009

During a course she taught in video production to inmates of Portlaoise prison, Kelly observed that many of her students were tattooed with the names and images of their children. She created a suite of work in response, which addressed the theme of Father and Child and how that relationship is expressed in contemporary ritual, where the human body is used as a ‘canvas’ for projecting the father’s needs and yearnings.

MediumLambdachrome print
Dimensions80 x 60 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, 2009
Item NumberIMMA.3304
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Mary Kelly, Kevin, 2009, Lambdachrome print, 80 x 60 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, 2009

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About the Artist

Mary Kelly b.1956

Irish artist and filmmaker Mary Kelly studied Psychology and Philosophy at University College Dublin and Fine Art and Film at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design. She received a M.A. in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design in 2003. Within her art practice Kelly considers ideas of home and place, and the instinctive human drive to create a personal space within diverse environments. She has exhibited extensively in Ireland and Europe since the late 1990s. She received the American Arts Award in 2006 and the Artlinks Award in 2007. — View Artist »