Artist Spotlight: Kelly Joslin
Dr. Kelly Joslin is a tenured Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Kelly began teaching Art History and Art Appreciation courses at Sinclair in 1998. She became Chair of the Art Department in 2005.
Kelly holds an Associate of Arts degree (A.A.) in Liberal Arts with an Art History emphasis from Sinclair Community College; a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Humanities - World Classics from Antioch University-McGregor, a Master of Humanities Degree (M.Hum.) in Art History & Philosophy from Wright State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership - Higher Education Administration from the University of Dayton.
Kelly is an award-winning photographic artist who actively exhibits her artwork in regional, national, and international juried exhibitions. Her work focuses on experiments with Non-Silver/Alternative photographic processes - Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Gum Print, and Palladium. These experiments have allowed her to create photographs that appear more expressive and painterly. In addition to traditional silver-based photography, she also works experimentally with digital photographic images.
Harmon Museum is proud to present Divine Introspection, the photography of Kelly Joslin.
Opening reception: Nov 2nd 6:30-8:30
Exibition Dates: Nov. 2nd - Dec. 15th
Artist’s StatementNature, and my relationship to it, has long served as a guiding force in my work. From tiny details to sweeping vistas, I continue to be enthralled by its mysteries and I seek to reveal its expressive qualities in my photographs. My photographic prints openly explore self-portraiture as a means of documenting the temporal aspects of physicality. This interest began after my rediscovery of 35mm negatives featuring self-portraits I created when I was 21 years old. As I examined the various images of my younger self, I became increasingly intrigued by the idea of juxtaposing those images with portraits of myself as I appeared 20 years later at age 41. Since that time, this exploration has continued to evolve. The resultant imagery serves as a seamless conduit between complex abstract compositions and straightforward images that provide an unaltered portrait at a given moment in time.
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