Collection: Word Soup, Selected By Kelly Lloyd (online exhibition)
About the exhibition
If this was a two person show, one person would be words and the other person would be food. Words and food. The two most important things… besides family and art of course.
You know that moment when you’re really tired and you forget how to spell. Squir-r-e-l. Is that how it’s spelled? Is that how squirrel is really spelled? It’s a bit odd, isn’t it?
I work in at a reception desk and people tell me their names over and over again. They ask where the bathroom is over and over again. Over and over again to the point where my speech slows and falters. Something breaks, words collide and information I know becomes a question? Ashley… Ashleigh? You’ll find the loo down..the...hall…to...your...left? In these moments the words become as present as the people standing in front of me and just as heavy.
The produce is better in California and it makes everything taste better. The peppers and tomatoes. It tastes like the sun is inside of them.
About the selector
Kelly Lloyd is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist who focuses on issues of representation and knowledge production and prioritizes public-facing collaborative research. Lloyd received a dual M.F.A. in Painting and M.A. in Visual & Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, and earned a B.A. from Oberlin College in 2008. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at the Royal Academy Schools (London, U.K.) Institute for Contemporary Art Baltimore (U.S.A.) and Shane Campbell Gallery (Lincoln Park). Kelly Lloyd is currently living and working in London.