The Contest of Meaning is a series of images that imitate and romanticize memories. The selective process of our memory is explored through each image. Some memories, though completely irrelevant, are lucid and clear, where others are almost surreal, tiny details tend to be manipulated or entirely missing. These images were created out of enthusiasm for nostalgia -- a desire to remember.
Kelia Anne creates work that leaves the viewer tastefully unsettled. By manipulating subtle qualities in her photographs, she creates an alternate reality where everything is meticulously controlled. Focusing on color photography, Kelia utilizes environments that exist as quiet nods to surrealism.
Kelia Anne MacCluskey is a Colorado native currently solidifying her dreams, which she describes as ‘elsewhere’. Often illustrated as a renaissance woman, her obsession with photography began during an adolescent trip abroad, and has since realized that travel and her art are hopelessly symbiotic. Kelia has just recieved her BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Kelia is currently based in Denver, Colorado maintaining her vision and practice with vigorous passion.
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