Lauren Kelly’s part of the New Museum’s Altoid Awards exhibit up now in their lobby. I gravitated towards her work because of it’s racial subject matter shown through a stop action animation with black Barbies. It was pretty cool to see something like that in a Museum.
Here’s some info on her. Check out the show at the New museum.
Lauren Kelley uses stop-motion animation to explore stereotypes of femininity and race. By using her voice to speak for a cast of black dolls, Kelley breathes life into plastic characters while poignantly and humorously addressing issues such as gender, womanhood, and the human condition. Whether telling stories of unplanned pregnancy or exploring the world of flight attendants, Kelley’s work introduces its viewers to a world in which dolls and puppets are caught in endless streams of consciousness and are trapped in a bizarre theater of the absurd. Kelley was born in 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland, and currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.