Originally from Chicago, Kelly Mueller teaches art at Lusher Charter High School and has made her home in Mid-City, New Orleans with her two dogs and nine chickens. Painted by hand with the assistance of a projector, her art centers on the tension between natural forces and systems, and the human tendency to subvert these systems. Her exhibition, “End of Days,” is a tongue-in-cheek response to the pandemic and other dark events of 2020 and 2021. With the work in this exhibition Mueller adapts the rich symbolism to our contemporary disasters. Re-written as REVELATIONS 2020, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse become cowgirls, the Seraphim, roller derby girls; and all with a dash of hope and dark humor that is so necessary after the turbulence of the last two years.
This virtual exhibition hosted by the Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery and the Fine Arts Department at Joliet Junior College runs Monday September 27th through Friday October 29th. A virtual artist talk will take place in conjunction with this exhibition in October.