5 -19 March 2015
77-A Fort St
Polychrome Fine Arts
Review by Debora Alanna
with conversation excerpts between Pj Kelly & Debora Alanna
Full conversation & interview located after the review.
Pj Kelly: Focus? It is poetry. That is how I have been thinking of this.
Rhythmic and systematic structuring emphasises consciousness through intonations of layer placement, colour choices and somewhat edgy, jaunty juxtapositions. Frontier is a collection of terse verses, quick-witted visual poems. Frontier is, by definition and presentation, beyond the commonplace. Kelly describes states of being.
Pj Kelly: The dot is so unthreatening as a little, small unit of mark.
Debora Alanna: There are so many dots.
Pj Kelly: I have a lot to say.
Kelly stacks serious layers of dots, spotted overlays, deposits of thought that contrast and meld. Whirling with thought, sheets of clear or opaque or multiple layers and cropped sheets of medium or acrylic paint stratum elevate layers of her diminutive and larger works.
Her surface creations begin flat as poured acrylic paint and media born textures. Rolled and cut swirls, layers of thick and progressively thicker paint puddles and swatches are interspersed with acrylic medium layers, painted paint - the painted medium.
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