Exhibition at Barbara Krakow Gallery

Kelly Sherman  Margaret Sofa in Oasis , 2009 Inkjet print 16 x 24 inches Edition of 5

Kelly Sherman
Margaret Sofa in Oasis, 2009
Inkjet print
16 x 24 inches
Edition of 5

Success & Happiness
Barbara Krakow Gallery
May 30, 2009 – July 3, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 30th, 3–5 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 20th, 2 pm

The Barbara Krakow Gallery will present Success & Happiness, a solo exhibition of my current work, which includes prints, photography, and paintings. The opening reception is from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, May 30th, and the artist talk is at 2 pm on Saturday June 20th. All events are free and open to the public. Preview the work online. 

Installation views. PHOTO CREDIT: Rajesh Bilimoria

Boston Globe review by Cate McQuaid, June 17, 2009

"June brides may want to steer clear of Kelly Sherman's show "Success & Happiness" at Barbara Krakow Gallery. It features a thoughtful deconstruction of the iconography and packaging of the modern bride. That princess-for-a-day role can be challenging enough to live up to. Seeing this exhibit could trigger a bridal identity crisis. … None of Sherman's work is a simple critique of advertising. Nor is she calling us out for our naked longing for deep, sink-in hospitality. This work prompts us to shed the trappings of sales and stories and return to the elusive essence of desire as something that reveals us, and keeps us moving forward."

New England Journal of Aesthetic Research review by Greg Cook, July 3, 2009

"Boston conceptual artist Kelly Sherman continues to plumb the disconnect between our consumerist culture and our craving for human connection in her new show "Success & Happiness" at Boston’s Barbara Krakow Gallery."

Kelly Sherman