Recent work by Kelly Tadge
May 3 – May 31, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday May 3, 7:00 – 10 pm
Live(In) Gallery announces its May exhibition, Awkwardly!, a solo exhibition of recent work by Kelly Tadge. Through the use of photography Tadge creates strangely beautiful images that examine self, place curiosity, and comfort. Home is traditionally where we can be our most private selves, Tadge’s work functions to reveal these often hidden modes of being. She writes:
In my photographs, I use self-portraiture as a way of fragmenting myself within a series of images. Since I use my home as my backdrop, I interact with the spaces on an intrinsically personal level. I try to come to terms with the strangeness of my own existence. I feel uneasy in my own skin, often using props (such as my collection of dead birds) to conceal my body, as well as my face. The resulting images are often simple, yet inherently bizarre. They become my absurd visual language, manifesting from my awkwardness.
Kelly Tadge is a photographer from Cleveland, OH. She graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2011, and continues to live and make work in Cincinnati. More of her photographs can be found on her website,www.kellytadge.com
Please come celebrate the opening with us on Saturday May 3!
For more information, please contact the gallery by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live(In) Gallery is located at 2159 Central Avenue in Brighton.
Gallery is free and open to the public, with street parking in front of the space and on nearby streets.
Gallery hours are by appointment.
Mission Statement: Live(In) Gallery is an alternative arts space located in the Brighton neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Live(In) exhibits emerging and established artists with an emphasis on experimental, ephemeral, and collaborative works presented in a domestic setting. Live(In) is run by Molly Donnermeyer and Amy Scarpello, who also reside in the space.