November 13, 2010 - January 7, 2011
A Second of Your Time
2800 Chartres Street
KEN KIRSCHMAN ARTSPACE
Mon – Fri 9 am -12 pm; Sat 12 pm - 3 pm
Five artists working in photography and video consider the passage of time in their work, incorporating fundamental ideas about duration and editing that have been pushed to different extremes. Kourtney Keller is one of these artists.
A New Orleans-based experimental “4-D” artist drawing from the tactile world, Kourtney Keller has exhibited her work in film, video, painting, sculpture, and photography in New York, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Germany, and Switzerland. She counts the Eastman Kodak Student Filmmaker Award (2002) and a NextFrame Film Festival Prize (editing, 2003) among her official accolades. Keller’s skills are consistently engaged in freelance projects in photography, sculpture, motion graphic design, illustration, and post-production. Mz. Keller is currently occupied as an MFA Fellow at The University of New Orleans.
“My work seeks to enliven physical experiments within 4-Dimensional presentations. Using time to activate elaborate sets, props, costumes, and choreography, I analyze and explore perception, illusion, identity, history, and memory. In an attempt to build complex yet cohesive dialogues between the handmade and the temporal, I rely on the recorded history of the mark and the eye’s persistence of vision. These dialogues attempt to simultaneously liberate and complicate perception by fragmenting perspectives and stacking meanings. Employing a changing variety of materials placed into time, this work constructs bridges between objects and perception to convey emotional, ecstatic and subjective realms of the self.”