Art Image of the Week - Kelli Connell
In keeping with last weeks theme of great emerging women photographers.. (a la The Great Zoe Strauss). This week we move to the dark side of art photography, aka the digital masters !!(hmm.. just wondering.. can a women be a master? or should women be properly referred to as a digital mistress or maybe a digital dominatrix? anyone know?..)
This image is titled "Daydream" 2002, and is a 30" x 40" Digital Lambda print.
What makes it immediately striking is the fact that this is a double
self portrait of the same person. Wow!
As you can see from this image, much of Kelli's work addresses issues of relationships, masculinity, beauty, attraction, sexuality and intimacy. I find her work very original and provocative.
Along with Brian Ulrich, Kelli Connell is also one of the three featured Artists in the new Aperture Book Midwest Photographers Publication Project, MP3. Additionally Kelli's work has been featured at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis and is currently on view in a group show at MoCP in Chicago.
So what do you think of this image, and the work of Kelli Connell?
- A digital revolutionary or just digital gimmickry?
- All Flash with no Film?
- A Digital Dominatrix to be
- Fabulous or forgettable?
- Les-bionic or just another Lessor Loretta Lux?
All thoughts are always welcome.
FYI... For those interested..
Aperture Event : Next Thursday September 28th at 6:30pm there will be a Panel Discussion and Book signing at the Aperture Gallery on West 27th street. MoCP Director Rob Slemmons will moderate a discussion with Brian Ulrich, Kelli Connell and Justin Newhall, it sounds like it should be an interesting night.. See you there!!