Margie Kelk

Margie Kelk's artistic practice reflects contemporary concerns about cultural history and politics. She takes an exploratory and experimental approach as she appropriates and reconstructs visual fragments of ideas through diverse artistic media. which include ceramic sculpture, drawing and painting, video and photography. She has traveled extensively in China and Latin America, and much of her earlier artistic production revolved around the cultures of these two regions. Concerned with the alienation which affects so many people in today's world of social media networks, she now directs her attention to the plight of disconnected individuals living on the edge of society. Although the world is full of virtual connections, interpersonal relations are often reduced to a minimum. Kelk has produced a series of ink on encaustic drawings, and over 200 heads, individuals without bodies, --which stand in definite tension with the environment surrounding them.