June 2013 @ Delurk Gallery

Jennifer Wynn O'Kelly

Knot Portraits; Friction at Work is a new collection of works connected to one another by rope, cord, line, sinew, and cable. There is no way of knowing when or in how many places the idea of holding or joining things with rope first occurred in the development of human technology, but it is certain that knots and the materials they may be tied in are essential to life as we know it and that they harness friction to do their work.

Jennifer is a Delurk partner artist, scenic designer, lighting designer, and art director; Texas native, and Winston-Salem devotee has spent her life pursuing performance related design while constantly and compulsively producing intimate scale drawings and large paintings in the spaces of time between film assignments and theater productions.

 Kelsey Anne Melville

Kelsey Anne Melville is a multi-media artist from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Working with a variety of materials and processes, the central idea behind her work deals with human emotion, thought, experience and connection.

In 2008, Melville took a year off of school to travel abroad, where she ended up spending five months studying the arts in Florence, Italy. In 2009, she completed a two-week residency with Tasmanian artist Patrick Hall, and in 2010 fulfilled an internship with ceramic figurative artist Melisa Cadel. Melville has had several exhibitions in North Carolina, including; Catherine Smith Gallery, The Nth Degree Gallery, and Morning Times Gallery.

Currently, she works at the North Carolina Museum of Art and CAM, the Contemporary Museum of Art in Raleigh. 

Also featured in June will be selected works by Delurk collective members Chad Beroth, Katie Chasteen, The Patrick Harris, Travis Phillips, Chris Powers, Will Safrit, Molly Grace Simpson, Zac Trainor, Dane Walters and Shane-Brumley Ward, and Junior Delurkers Emily Beroth and Zoe Swindell.

Event Info 
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, from 7-10PM

Meet and Greet: Friday, June 28, from 6-9PM
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Show Closes: Sunday, June 30th