Kelli Rae Adams | Breaking Even

David Winton Bell Gallery
Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Brown University

8 June - 21 July 2013

An installation of several thousand handmade ceramic objects and several hundred jars of local produce canned by the artist, Breaking Even expands upon Kelli Rae Adams's ongoing investigations of materiality, process, labor, and value. In this project for the Bell Gallery and her first solo exhibition, Adams addresses the current economic moment, particularly as it relates to creative endeavors, offering a participatory inquiry into the nature of value and the mechanisms through which we receive and quantify the work and energies of others. 

Installation Technicians
Cameron Shaw
Ian Budish

Malcolm Greer and Associates

Boston Globe review

Providence Journal feature

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List of works (in order of appearance)

300 pints (or an approximation of the energy invested in the installation), 2013
Foodstuffs, Ball jars

9200 dollars (or the funds invested in the installation), 2013
Porcelain greenware, Ball jars, water

Mischief in the Boneyard III, 2013