Gallery exhibitions

I Smelled A Raw Recruit: The World War Films of Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley

Date
Aug 11 2018 - Oct 07 2018
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Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Kilkenny,
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I Smelled A Raw Recruit is a multi-media exhibition centred around the World War Films by New York-based artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley.

I Smelled A Raw Recruit is a multi-media exhibition centred around the World War Films by New York-based artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley.

The two artists collaboratively create unique and heavily stylised film works with distinct political overtones. At this exhibition they will screen their most recent film, In The Body of the Sturgeon, which follows a doomed submarine crew on their final journey in the Pacific, along with three earlier films set on the Western Front of World War I.

Alongside the video presentations are painted sculptural objects from the sets of the films, along with two lightbox portraits of characters from Sturgeon, which reveal the detailed painted surfaces of both performer and set.

Whether set inside a submarine, hospital, or a military brothel, Mary and Pat – as they prefer to be called – create complex and unusual works which mix moral dilemmas with pitch black comedy to explore important questions about the world.

Admission Free