Convergence is a collective exhibition by two generations of the Kelly family, Clive and his three sons, Seth, Luke and Matthew; an opportunity to converge their unique creative views on the world into one gallery for the first time.
Clive Kelly, Seth Kelly, Luke Kelly and Matthew Kelly: Convergence
2 January – 13 January
Main, Small Dog and Verge Galleries
Clive Kelly is an artist and art tutor who has exhibited frequently for many years. In this new series he continues his fascination with surface and depth, stillness and movement. It continues his preoccupation with the balance between abstraction and the recognisable image.
Seth Kelly is an art director in film/TV who is developing ‘The Violet Sea’ project that examines his interest in explorers, the emotional and technical challenges they face and how paradise can quickly become hell and visa versa. He is also inspired by the contrast in scale between the materials and forms of human-made objects being engulfed by a vast natural environment.
Luke Kelly is a graphic designer whose sculptural work merges themes of migration, movement, family histories, and cultural cross-references through mixed-media constructions. The crux of his artwork comes from observing, and being part of, the constant ebb and flow of New Zealanders’ lives and history.
Matthew Kelly is also a graphic designer, living and working in London. His work is created using a process that fuses photography and found imagery. The conflict between what is a controlled medium in photography and a somewhat chaotic medium of expressionist painting creates a heightened sense of drama.