Exhibition on view: May 22 – May 28, 2021.
Watch Kelly Berg’s Open Studio Artist Talk HERE.
Los Angeles-based artist Kelly Berg’s work explores natural phenomena and landscape through painting and mixed media, expressing a world that is simultaneously futuristic and primordial. Berg’s work captures the movement of tectonic plates and the growth of geological formations, and serve as metaphors for the ever-changing nature and impermanence of our world.
For her residency at Boxo, Kelly is building on her “Pyramid Rift” series by literally bringing the pyramids off the canvas and placing them in the ruptured landscape of Joshua Tree. She is producing photographic works and using the experience of physically manifesting her iconic imagery to make new paintings in an iterative process. The resulting exhibition will feature photography, painting and the pyramid sculptures.
Covid Protocols: The Open Studio will be held in and around the studio which features a large wall opening to the outside. At times, we may control the number of people in the studio. Please wear a mask, even when in the outdoor area, and observe social distancing. Water and iced tea will be available in individual servings. No alcohol or food will be provided.
Kelly Berg received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, where she focused on drawing, painting, and mixed media within the Illustration Department. Berg’s work has been featured in exhibitions at local, national and international venues including Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), Melissa Morgan Fine Art (Palm Desert, CA), The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (Lancaster, CA), The Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State LA (Los Angeles, CA), The Manhattan Beach Art Center (Manhattan Beach, CA), The Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery at Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, CA), Mana Contemporary (Miami, FL / Jersey City, NJ), The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at University of Nevada (Las Vegas, NV), The Donkey Mill Art Center (Holualoa, HI), Steps Gallery (Yokohama, Japan), and the Art 1307 Cultural Institution at the Villa di Donato (Naples, Italy). In April of 2019, Berg was an artist-in-residence at Art 1307 Cultural Institution in Naples, Italy and created a painting inspired by Mount Vesuvius Volcano which was in view from the studio.
Artist website: www.kellyberg.net