Kelli Scott Kelley’s exhibition, “The Gift,” continues her exploration of humankind’s connections, disconnections and impact upon the natural world. She does so by placing figures, animals and objects in metaphorical narratives. This body of mixed-media drawings is executed using collaged re-purposed papers, many of which were salvaged from her son’s discarded school papers. In going through these piles of papers, she found numerous drawings that complemented her work nicely.
As Kelley herself explains, "In some of my pieces, there is a dialog between his doodles and my images."
A Baton Rouge Gallery artist member since 2000, Kelley earned her Masters of Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University. Since moving back to her hometown of Baton Rouge, Kelley has been teaching art at Louisiana State University, where she is now an Associate Professor of Painting. Kelley has shown her work across the country including Hooks Epstein Gallery, Mississippi University for Women and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.