Gallery Reception: Joe Kelley “I am gone, expanding”

Free | complimentary drinks and light hors d’oeuvres

Join us for an reception celebrating the opening of a survey exhibition of drawings, paintings, and sculptures celebrating the life and work of longtime Blacksburg resident Joe Kelley.

I am gone, expanding celebrates the life and work of longtime Blacksburg resident Joe Kelley with a survey exhibition of his drawings, paintings, and sculptures. A much-loved regional artist who forged an inventive artistic path both in painting and sculpture, Kelley died unexpectedly on October 9, 2022, at the age of 55.

Bringing together a comprehensive selection of artwork created over many decades, the exhibition showcases Kelley’s vast body of work while reflecting on his artistic sensibilities: intuition and authenticity, humor and playfulness, reflection and reverence. The exhibition is co-curated by Kelley’s wife, Dominique Francesca, and Rude Graves. “I am gone, expanding” is the final line of a poem penned by Kelley that contemplates what happens after death.

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