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Complete Fabrication: E. Winslow Funaki and Holly Kelly

Founders Gallery

July 11, 2022 - September 10, 2022

Gallery Hours
Open to Montserrat community M-F, 10am-5pm or by appointment: [email protected]

Complete Fabrication features new work by Montserrat staff, Winslow Funaki and Holly Kelly.  Artists, makers, and educators, Funaki and Kelly create work that explores humor, play, and perception. In their interdisciplinary practices, both Funaki and Kelly–who serve as the Digital Fabrication Studio Manager and the Studio Manager of the Sculpture Shops respectively–use materials as the conceptual foundation of their work. Funaki creates in-between objects that resist categorization as a reflection of her own mixed identity, often intermixing found objects and fabrication technologies. Kelly explores ordinary and mundane objects and space, transforming documents and presenting everyday things from a different or altered perspective. Complete Fabrication is a wordplay, implying both visual trickery and invention as well as the physical process of making.

E. Winslow Funaki holds a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2016, and completed her MFA in Furniture Design at RISD in 2020. Her work has been exhibited in venues including Special Special in New York, the RISD Museum and Brown University in Providence, RI, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI.

Holly Kelly earned her M.F.A. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2019 and her B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art in 2013. Kelly has worked multiple creative jobs, including bronze foundry, artist studio assistant, artist office assistant, studio manager, fabricator, and art installer. All of it has influenced her studio practice and research. Kelly has shown work across the United States and received recognition from the International Sculpture Center and Mid-South Sculpture Alliance.

Top Image (left) E. Winslow Funaki, video Still, 2022 (right) Holly Kelly, untitled (detail), carved wood, 2022