Kelly Sears, Angels Chant Like Witches video still

Kelly Sears

Kelly Sears, Angels Chant Like Witches video still
Kelly Sears, Angels Chant Like Witches video still

The MAC’s second exhibition with Ro2 Art features Houston artist Kelly Sears.

The MAC and Ro2’s collaboration continues with a Winter Group Show on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 6 pm until 9 pm. The MAC will present Angels Chant Like Witches by Houston artist Kelly Sears.

Angels Chant Like Witches, 2006
An aging newspaper collection, Busby Berkeley fantasies, and pagan orchestration come together in a magical musical. This collage animation features the near escape of opulent and gilded objects, such as gold high-heeled shoes and the feet that wear them, from a dangerous landscape into a celebratory one.

Kelly Sears is an animator and filmmaker living in Houston, TX. She is a 2009-2011 fellow at the Glassell Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her work has been shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Anthology Film Archives, Sundance and in galleries and film festivals internationally.

Sears’ collage animations are created from collected and discarded periodicals, books, and encyclopedias. These pictures, culled from the last 100 years of popular American imagery, offer a way to visually and critically reflect on our own history to uncover the ideological foundations that we live with today. Sears aims to harness visual and narrative authorship as a way to intervene in the transcription of history and use images from the past to examine the histories of today.

The Winter Group Show will also feature work by Sibylle Bauer, Chris Bramel, Michael Christopher, Linda Guy, Mike Kury, and an installation by Ryder Richards.

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