Ana Voog, Bex Ilsley, Brooke Kelty and Raquelle Reeves
6:00 - 8:00 pm
mother of the future robots
Bex Ilsley (b.1988, Gravesend) lives and works in Gravesend, UK. Ilsley graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2016 and was one of the 2016 Woon Art Prize winners. Exhibitions include: Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize, BALTIC39, Newcastle (2016), ArtSlant Prize 2016, 4 Times Square, New York (2017) and the Recent Graduates exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London (2016), where Ilsley live-streamed a performance for 37.5 hours. Ilsley will present her debut solo exhibition at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery in 2017.
Brooke Kelty is an artist based in New York City, hailing from Oklahoma. Her varied interests have led her to explore multiple mediums of expression, both IRL and URL. Her experimentations have included make-up, video, performance, styling, photography, music production, editing, emoji grid art, digital collaging, and virtual makeup application.
She enjoys creating digital work that is viewed and interacted with in digital space. Her instagram and YouTube channel are galleries where the audience is able to interact with the creator and the work.
She creates videos that explore pseudo intellectualism, spirituality, and identity. In her more recent YouTube series, Bath Babe, Brooke maintains a controlled ambiguity between her "authentic" personality and a satirical character. She extends this ambiguity to YouTube comments, where her responses remain lighthearted to viewer reactions, which range from fun roleplaying to anger and confusion. Brooke takes on the role of make-up artists, director, editor, and performer while producing her videos.
I'm Raquelle and I am a undergraduate student majoring in women's and gender studies and studio art.