Lori Kella Selected for Inaugural Exhibition at The Momentary

Photo by Lori Kella, Slip into the Fog and Vanish (Painted Turtle), white background with branches
Lori Kella, part-time professor of photography at the School of Art, was selected for the inaugural exhibition at The Momentary, a new contemporary art space at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas. Kella is one of 60 artists selected from around the country and one of three from the state of Ohio chosen for State of the Art 2020

The individuals in State of the Art 2020 represent a cross-section of artists working today and their artwork will be organized into thematic sections including world-building: creating real and fictional spaces; sense of place: investigating ideas of home, family, immigration, and more; mapping: connections to and relationships with landscapes and power, and temporality: the concept of time and how we perceive it. 

“I’m honored to be included in this exhibition and excited to share my newest body of work with a national audience. As a native of the Great Lakes, I have returned my gaze toward our inland seas, examining the fragility and resilience of this complex ecosystem. The resulting body of work, Erie: Lost and Found, reimagines the shoreline of Lake Erie and its tributaries in a visual homage to a horizon that has captivated me for three decades,” said Kella.   

The exhibition will be on view the Momentary and Crystal Bridges from February 22 through May 24, 2020 and is free for all visitors.

Images: (top) Portrait of Lori Kella. Photo by Tanya Rosen Jones. (right) Photograph by Lori Kella, Slip into the Fog and Vanish (Painted Turtle), 2019, archival pigment print, 30" x 20"

POSTED: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:42am
UPDATED: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:46am