Kelli Vance: What You Do To Me
July 11 - August 8, 2009
2242 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098
"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.’"