Keliy Anderson-Staley

ONWARD ‘11 selected photographer, Keliy Anderson-Staley will be coming to Project Basho on Friday, June 24th for a presentation on her work. Keliy is a photographer, installation artist, and collodionist whose work considers issues of shared and personal identity, history, and belonging. Two prints from her wet plate collodion tintypes, “Kevin” and “Kaeley”, appeared in the ONWARD ‘11 exhibition.

Her current project Imagined Family Heirlooms, presents a mixed assembly of found letters, pictures, and other mementos alongside original photographs, photograms, and collages as well as objects gathered from her own relatives. Presented together, these arbitrarily connected objects coalesce into a potential, but imaginary heirloom collection, which suggests a new history and draws attention to the rootless nature of many American identities as well as a sense of shared identity connecting strangers separated by time and space.

During her talk, Keliy will present new original work as well as examples of historic plates from the 19th century. Keliy’s visit to Philadelphia and Project Basho coincides with a tintype photobooth event she will be doing at The Print Center on Saturday, June 25th. For more information, please visit their website.

Please join us for this very special lecture:

When: Friday, June 24 at 7pm
Where: Project Basho Gallery
1305 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19122

$10 – General Public
$5 – Students and Friends of Project Basho
Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis

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