Danielle Kelly’s installation Be the Man You Want to Marry is more than an interesting approach to space and form through a soft and cuddly medium—fabric. The show traces back to the artist/Weekly art critic’s Downtown Bouse House project, which brought community members together to make a collaborative wall work using mostly scrap material.
- Be the Man You Want to Marry
- By Danielle Kelly
- Through March 11
- Reception: February 3, 6-8 p.m.
- Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery
Named for Kelly’s fictional, women-led art movement, Bouse House School of Western Arizona, that exhibit centered on a future world in which technology has collapsed and society reuses materials of 20th century consumer culture (with a nod to the tenets of Bauhaus). From that came Blanket, a collaboration between Kelly and a Portland dancer created for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time Based Arts Festival. Be the Man You Want to Marry uses those pieces, circling back to the beginning.