Jean-Paul Kelly

And fastened to a dying animal

October 16 – November 15, 2008

Opening reception: Thursday, October 16, 2008, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Touching, smart and witty, Jean-Paul Kelly’s idiosyncratic vision explores narrative structure as a mediation of everyday anxieties and anticipated grief. His works are developed using a hybrid aesthetic language shaped by home movies, cinema, art history, cartoons, digital compositing and performance. And fastened to a dying animal continues Kelly’s process of using home-video documents featuring the artist, his parents and their pets, as reference material for the production of a new video installation and digital animation, accompanied by a body of illustrated and photographic works.

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Artist Biography

Based in Toronto, Jean-Paul Kelly's work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals across North America, Japan, and Europe, including Art-Action: Rencontres Internationales 2006 in Paris, Berlin, and Madrid. He is a member of the Pleasure Dome experimental film and video programming collective. Kelly has also worked as an instructor in the Visual Studies program at the University of Toronto and in the Integrated Media program at OCAD University.