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Madeleine Kelly Artist

All Images © Madeleine Kelly 2018.

Light Works, 2009.

Light Works, 2009. These light works are open to different levels of interpretation although they correspond...

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Light Works
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  • Madeleine Kelly - Precious Objects for Sacred and Secular Use
  • Madeleine Kelly - Precious Objects for Sacred and Secular Use (detail)

Light Works, 2009.

These light works are open to different levels of interpretation although they correspond to the day-to-day trappings of domestic life. Figures are captives of light, of energy. Many of these incandescent works are inspired by Enlightenment era paintings and displays. The device of centring figures around a single light source recalls the notable chiaroscuro effects in the compositions of artists predating the Enlightenment.

In Precious Objects for Sacred and Secular Use (year?), light mediates a cosmic spiritual world while the pizza box focuses on immanence – the consumption of the material world.

Instead of one essential God, the room captures a corresponding sense of the multiple, a kind of pantheist spirit where anthropomorphic objects are figured as living presences.