Kelly Kroener
Two_ Step
A return to the Mid-West.

Monday August, 3rd @ Green Gallery West.

Dancing is an intimate act between two people. The couple alternates taking the lead until they reach a graceful union. There are missteps, submissive moves and overcompensation while trying to find the right balance.

Artist couple Eli Walker and Kelly Kroener presents a series of “duets” representing the relationship two artists share while maintaining individual practices. Though they have lived and worked together for many years, they rarely attempt to collaborate. Two_Step captures the rhythm of the couple by a series of carrying, resting, trading places and framing.
Article in FDLuxe written by Michael Corris and Photographed by Nan Coulter
The April arts issue in Dallas Morning News' FDLuxe
Artist Talk with Lucy Kirkman on BEEF at Southern Methodist University 09/13/2012 9:30 AM
BEEF is an exhibition of seven contemporary painters organized by the artist collective S.C.A.B. (Socialized Contemporary Artists Bureau) and curated by Kelly Kroener and Lucy Kirkman. An opening reception hosted by Angstrom Gallery’s owner David Quadrini will be held Saturday, August 18 from 6:00 – 10:00pm.

BEEF presents bulked-up works by Justin Hunter Allen, Joshua von Ammon, Alexander DiJulio, Nathan Green, Arthur Peña, Eli Walker, and Jeff Zilm. Curators Kroener and Kirkman, both S.C.A.B artists, are experimenting with a high-intensity performative curatorial exercise, documented by Frank Robertson.

S.C.A.B. is a collective of the sexiest young contemporary artists in Dallas making the biggest, baddest paintings. See S.C.A.B. flex their collective muscles in the group’s third and most macho exhibition to date. Come to BEEF to admire the buffed physique of artists toned, energized and motivated. S.C.A.B. : No conceptual handrail, just conceptual dumbbells.