Mary Kelly, Circa 1968, (detail), 2004, compressed lint, courtesy of the artist
The University Art Gallery at UC Irvine launches its Major Work of Art Series with the California premiere of Mary Kelly's famed Circa 1968, originally shown in the Whitney Biennial of 2004. Circa 1968 employs appropriated imagery from the May 68 demonstrations in Paris to question memory and history and the related concept of truth. Biennial curator Debra Singer describes the work: "Made of lint generated from doing thousands of pounds of laundry, Circa 1968 plays off of different associations among the photographic, the painterly, and the cinematic image." Mary Kelly is a world-renowned artist, living in Los Angeles. She currently has a retrospective at Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany.