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Social Memoirs

Joan Marie Kelly '93 BFA, Painting

"Social Memoirs" oil on canvas

Fine Arts Academy Kolkata, India

November 27- Dec. 3 2009.

These paintings are both real pictures and sociological memoirs. Communication becomes the subject and dynamic of the paintings. This may be because they are explicitly about using technology and ...because these people are in the ‘business' of relating to others. Thus the seen and the implied are inherent in the work. The colors participate in this dialogue in an odd way. There is a very consciously directed light on these models which makes the colors very bright and unrelenting. Joan is not afraid to use great contrast both in light and hue to accentuate the character of the sitter.