Kirsten A. Malone : Retrospective, a three-day exhibition, will be the first retrospective of Kirsten Malone’s strong work since her untimely death in 2004 at the age of 29. With this body of photography, video, sculpture, and performance, Malone introspectively integrates her own experiences with acute commentary on the social constructs affecting her life as a young woman in Boston. Employing her characteristic intelligence and sharp wit, personal histories become pertinent social critique of stereotypes, consumption, and technology.
In her own words, she set to “question the pursuit of happiness.” The centerpiece of this show will include an installation of Malone’s Love Resume Project: a prolific multimedia campaign which managed to explore contemporary social constructs of courtship, consumerism, and identity at the same time as “efficiently streamlining (her) lovelife.”
This exhibit was curated by a group of Kirsten Malone’s friends, with the support of her family and estate. Drawing from her surviving original works, this show will feature selections from Kirsten’s entire career with video, photography and, installation. Much of this work in this exhibit will be on public view for the first time. The Copley Society is generously donating its space for this show.
A magnetic member of the arts and music communities, Malone received BA in photo journalism from Boston University and a BA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art. Weeks before her death, Malone was accepted to the Art Institute of Chicago’s graduate student program which she was set to attend this September. The work at the Copley Society will be for sale, and the profits will benefit a Mass College of Art Scholarship fund for innovative young women artists. Further events to raise money to endow the fund, including art auctions and a memorial bike ride, are forthcoming.
August 25th -27th 2005 at the Copley Society Boston
Reception: Thursday August 25th 6-8 PM
Reception open to the public with a $5 donation towards the Kirsten A. Malone memorial scholarship fund at the Massachusetts College of art.
The Copley Society is located at 158 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116