A curious story told in several parts. (Chapter 3)
Kelly McDonald’s work is a playful investigation of materials and their previous lives, and how they might rub against humans, both lovingly, and in scratchy ways. There’s something of a biography to it, equal parts fiction, truth and absurdity, with a few scraps of desire thrown in for good measure.
Stanley Street Gallery will be exhibiting Kelly McDonald as a part of Sydney Craft Week 2023.
Far Left: Tip me over again, 2021, Neckpiece - Kathleen’s freshwater pearls given to her by Ross in 1994 when he came back from China and said something racist and totally inappropriate so she never wore the pearls, silver plated brass teapot spout left over from Victoria’s peri-menopause series and steel sheet, 490 x 90 x 80 mm
Far Right: Show us Your Eggs, 2023, Forged steel sheet inspired by 1950s aluminium egg poacher set, with silver plated brass spoon handle from Nicci’s Nanna’s kitchen of boxed goods for sending to the op shop, 880 x 125 x 125 mm