Christopher Kelly's "God Complex" expands and encapsulates this particular creationist motif by referencing the language and aesthetics of science fiction. A genre often associated with futuristic pursuits of new worlds and extraterrestrial life, sci-fi is also an apt metaphor for the discovery of differences between self and other, human and alien. Although Kelly's practice is averse to explicit narrative, one cannot help but attempt to place each work into a greater story. His performative sculptures are poetic simulations that confront the perplexities of identity. By constructing allegorical depictions of personal dialogues, Kelly forms an internal autobiography. Exhibition held in the Projects Gallery space.
sculpture, identity, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), pamphlets, narrative, Science fiction