Off on a tangent

By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 17, 2008

Here the wide tonal contrast between the bright blue and the stark white make it hard to place things in some comfortable visual order. Things don’t really seem to move, but they don’t stay in place either. The little white line is off center and off balance, and gives impetus to the feeling that the piece is somehow about to gently fall apart.

Kellar’s work has always been subtle, but this work has a layer of artistic engagement and solidity that I don’t remember from his earlier material. It may be that a few quiet rooms full of his pieces allows them to be seen carefully and perhaps a little more thoroughly. Or maybe his work has grown over the years. Maybe it’s a little of both.

Ken Greenleaf can be reached at ken.greenleaf@gmail.com.

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