Tim Kelly Presents “Thinking In Circles” 4/22/23-4/29/23

New works by TIM KELLY


Saturday, April 22, 2023 5-8PM

Tuesday 4/25 – Friday 4/28 6-9PM
Saturday, April 29 12-5PM
(and by appointment)


About the work…

Timothy Kelly is proud to present a series of new work at Local Project Art Space. “Thinking in Circles” is the artist’s second solo exhibition. The exhibition features fifteen pairs of works with paper and acrylic sculptural works inspired by the circle. This is the first time that the entire collection has been exhibited in one space. 

The works with paper are collaged patterns created using a series of hole punches. Each pair is a colorful exploration of how repeated circles interact on a fixed grid. The first exploration was completed in July 2022. Each pair later inspired a sculpture made of clear acrylic. Through the sculptures, the artist examines and emphasizes the depth that is sometimes overlooked in the paper works. The sculptures’ lack of color starkly contrasts with the abundance of color in the artist’s 2D work. The artist has chosen to omit color in the 3D work to focus on form and construction.

About the artist…

Born and raised in New York, Tim is an Astoria-based contemporary artist currently focusing on pattern making and geometric abstraction. Tim received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Visual Arts from Fordham University in 2017. Tim’s art practice began in April of 2018 when he started a 6-month residency program at AlterWork Studios in Astoria, NY. Over the years, Tim has completed work supported by a Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant and a City Artist Corps Grant. Tim’s work has been exhibited locally and in multiple private collections. Tim continues to explore how patterns can be expressed through paper collage, acrylic painting, and sculpture.

Tim currently serves as the studio manager at AlterWork Studios and the gallery manager at Local Project Art Space.

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IMAGE: Circle Exploration no. 1, 2022, card stock on paper, 4″ x 4″