Paperish Mess is excited to announce their February 13th art opening titled “Muddled Dreams” by local artist Kelly Parsell. Parsell is an interdisciplinary fine artist and the woman behind recent side-project Nerd Press paper goods and novelty gifts. Her artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Parsell’s work can be found in numerous libraries and collections, including those of Yale, Indiana, and Duke universities.
Through the process of gathering materials—collected objects from her own youth as well as those found in secondhand stores—Parsell finds comfort in and gives meaning to both savored and discarded remnants of adolescence, often attaching more worth to the objects then they originally held. By manipulating, reproducing, and appropriating stuffed animals, sleeping bags, and children’s books, Parsell blurs the lines of past and present, constructing a fuzzy world of contradictions and nostalgia for a past shared by her generation and gender. Parsell’s exhibit will be open February 13th through March 13th, 2015.
Celebratory libations and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening.
Event Type: Art Show and Opening Reception
Event Date/Time: Friday, Feb 13th, 2015 from 7-10pm
Event Address: Paperish Mess, 1955 W. Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60662