This gets to the heart of the philosophical issue inherent in the cycle of making, exhibiting, and viewing a work of art. By their very nature works of art are an abstraction, whether they endeavor to tell us that buffalos run on the plains or that white contains all colors we can see. You can know what someone else has seen, but never really know if they see it the way you do — you really only share in the act of making and presenting. I've seen Kellar's work for years, and it seems to me that he has progressively moved from essays in design to meditations on the meaning of how we see and know. And in art as in life and physics, we must accept uncertainty.
"Prospects" | works by Jeff Kellar | at Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St Brunswick | through October 13 | 207.725.8157
: Museum And Gallery
, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Jeff Kellar, Icon Contemporary Art