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Neon Assemblages by Kelsey Kimmel


An installation view of two sculptural pieces made of bright synthetic materialsConjunction Junction and Wrinkle in Time (installation view 2), projection on styrofoam sculpture

These eye-catching neon assemblages are the work of Kelsey Kimmel. Kelsey investigates human interactions with digital space and uses synthetic materials to create bizarre, almost alien forms and sculptures in the context of the gallery.


An abstract sculpture composed of synthetic materials and painted neon pinkWrinkle in Time, wood, plaster, chicken wire, epoxy, spray paint, rubber

Kelsey’s sculptures are incredibly tactile, and I imagine it would be hard to refrain from reaching out to touch them, looking at them in person! The fact that they are irregularly shaped means that a viewer must walk all the way around them, looking at them from every possible angle, to see everything about them. Using materials such as Styrofoam, plaster, latex, cardboard and foam, the artist’s sculptures have the feeling of industrial detritus turned cyberpunk, becoming synthetic monoliths.

 

iSolated INFINITE gallery on Kelsey Kimmel's art websitePhotos of the iSolated INFINITE exhibition on Kelsey's website

In Isolated Infinite, a recent exhibition, Kelsey created her strange, tactile sculptures and then projected images on to them, altering the colours and the landscape of the installation. See photos of this work and more at www.kelseykimmelart.com.

 

A photo of a sculptural installation featuring a series of materials grouped in a cornerCompressed Corner, plaster, wood, polyurethane foam, latex, mylar, cardboard, rubber


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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