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Exhibition open "American Snapshot" by Kelly Popoff

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Tuesday, 24 May 2022 to Thursday, 30 June 2022
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Saturday, 4 June 2022 - 4:00pm

AMERICAN SNAPSHOT

by Kelly Popoff

Artist and educator, Kelly Popoff, was born in Akron, Ohio and lives and works in Greenfield, MA.

The work in this exhibit includes work from the last three years. During this time Kelly Popoff has been looking at images of Americana: doll collections, gun collections, antique furniture, clothing patterns, model home kits, yearbooks, toys, etc.. Perhaps as an instinctive response to try to make sense of our current culture by looking back. Or maybe, to find connections that may explain why our history seems so present and unresolved. More recently, she has been gifted a large collection of vintage snapshots that allowed her a more intimate look into America’s past. Popoff's current paintings and drawings use these photos as a reference to try to capture the essence of American life – with emphasis on family, memory and socio-psychological dynamics.

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Artist and educator, Kelly Popoff, was born in Akron, Ohio and lives and works in Greenfield, MA. Kelly’s recent honors include: Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Drawing 2020, The Clowes Fund Fellowship and Residency, Vermont Studio Center 2019, Millay Colony Fellow 2018, The Artist’s Resource Trust Fellowship and Residency, Vermont Studio Center 2017, The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Grant 2017, a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation 2016, Finalist Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Painting 2016. Recent solo shows include At Home with Our Histories at The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, O Children at Herter Gallery, The University of Massachusetts and Rock on Doily at Augusta Savage Gallery, The University of Massachusetts. Kelly has exhibited in international group shows including shows curated by jurors such as Carter E. Foster (Curator of Drawing at the Whitney Museum of American Art), Richard Klein (Director of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum), Trenton Doyle Hancock (contemporary artist), Camilo Alvarez of Samson Projects, Rachel Wolff (art critic and writer) and Deborah Rockman (contemporary artist).

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Join us to celebrate Kelly Popoff's magical and memory inspired work

Reception 4 June 4-7pm

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210 Elks Point Rd, Zephyr Cove, Nevada 89448, USA

Melhop Gallery º7077 , Glenbrook

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