New York’s Mitchell-Innes & Nash gallery now represents artist Mary Kelly. Kelly, who is based out of Los Angeles, is perhaps best known for her work Post-Partum Document (1973–79), a six-year conceptual performance of sorts that chronicles the birth and early childhood of her son. In later works like Interim (1984–89) and Love Songs (2005–7), the latter of which was included in Documenta 12, Kelly examined the construction of feminine identity more explicitly.
Her most recent work, The Circa Trilogy, looks at three moments of historical change: the London blitz, the student protests in Paris in 1968, and Egypt’s January 25 Revolution in Tahrir Square. Kelly received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2015 in order to complete the series.
In 2016 Kelly’s work will be on view as part of Tate Britain’s survey, “Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979,” as well as in a hometown solo show at Susanne Vielmetter gallery in L.A. Kelly’s first solo show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash will be in the fall of 2017.