Opening Saturday, June 11th, from 5PM - 7PM
Drop by Autotelic 1856 N. Richmond and check out Reaves’s installation. Light refreshments will be served.
Kelly Reaves grew up in condos on the west coast of Florida. As a mostly-only child, she spent most of her time drawing and building sand cities on the beach. In 2003 she moved to Chicago and got a BFA and an MA in New Arts Journalism from SAIC. Her thesis profiled the founders of a local arts organizations and charted the trajectory of artist-run spaces in Chicago. While writing her thesis, she was creating her own cooperative artist-run studio and exhibition project, Peanut Gallery, which operated for four years out of Humboldt Park. Her artistic practice these days focuses on aging and death, but looks sexier than it sounds. Since retiring from bartending she makes ends meet as an art handler, sprinkled with freelance art writing. Her favorite activity is laying in patches of sunlight.