Kelly Kaczynski: Scene From Olympus Manger


March 23–May 13, 2006


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Kelly Kaczynski

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Brochure available with essay by Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett.


Kelly Kaczynski arranges building materials such as wood, insulation foam, rubber roofing, and studs to create sculptural scenarios inspired by mountains and Japanese landscapes, as well as the confluence of architecture and nature exemplified by Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie houses and Frederick Law Olmsted’s parks. Scene from ‘Olympus Manger’ features a life-size stage. Her use of construction materials draws attention to the question of public access in society. This sculptural construction zone is open to study, rather than off-limits.

On Tuesday, May 2 at 12 pm, Melanie Aceto, dancer, choreographer, and Assistant Professors in the Department of Theatre and Dance, along with 13 junior and senior dance majors, utilized dance to explore the ideas present in Kaczynski’s Scene from ‘Olympus Manger.’

Artist Bios

Kelly Kaczynski received her MFA from Bard College in New York and her BA from Evergreen State College in Washington. Her installation, air is air and thing is thing, was shown recently at Triple Candie in New York.


Curated by Sandra Q. Firmin.