Kelli Vance: What You Do To Me

July 11 - August 8, 2009

McClain Gallery

2242 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098 Get directions

(713) 520-9988

"As Michael Duncan, curator of the Texas Biennial (which featured a solo show of Vance‘s work in 2009), has noted ‘In her astounding, larger-than-life figurative paintings, Houston artist Kelli Vance puts us front and center at the scene of the crime. Evoking a kind of repulsed fascination, the meticulously crafted works depict weird sex acts, revenge, humiliation, and
physical collapse in crystalline photorealist detail. Vance’s investigations focus on injured female parties – but don’t call them victims. Their expressions of complacency, ecstasy, contemplation, and titillation complicate any easy sense of morality.’"

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