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Kelli Connell
at Kopeikin Gallery, Culver City, California
Recommendation by Jody Zellen


Continuing through April 14, 2012


Entitled "Double Life," the color photographs in Kelli Connell's series seamlessly meld together multiple images of the artist in exterior as well as domestic settings. They explore relationships between two women - who happened to be the same person - that explore identity, gender roles and sexuality. The images portray intimate moments with sensitivity and grace. 


Because Connell uses herself as a model she has ultimate control of the situation. Images like this require forethought as to how multiple images can be blended together without a trace. This is a challenging task, but Connell has the skill to make the compositing disappear. The images appear 'real' and natural. The works explore the dual natures of self, alter egos, similarities and differences in the everyday life of a same sex couple.


Published courtesy of ArtSceneCal ©2012


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