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Mikey Kelly
Mikey Kelly
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“This fence was designed using words that describe our city: active, caring, fuerte, amor and home. Each letter corresponds to a colored line and through the layering of these lines, patterns and color shifting takes place.”
THE ARTISTS: Mikey Kelly is a contemporary artist living and working in Napa, CA. His work explores his interest in spirituality hacking by using language and polyalphabetic ciphers to create algorithmic programs that direct the paintings. Each piece is painted one line at a time to exacting angles to create woven layers of paint creating fields of interference patterns and vibrations.
THE ART: A multicolored, 700+ ft. op art style fence mural in homage to the users of the Napa Valley Vine Trail.
THE STORY: Mikey Kelly creates drawings and paintings through a repetitious network of hand drawn lines. A mathematical framework provides the basis for each piece, while a quiver or smudge belies its human touch. Eye-bending patterns recall Op Artists like Heinz Mack and Bridget Riley, while process-driven constructions nod to Minimalists like Sol LeWitt.
THE PLACE: The Napa Corporation Yard fence, at the Napa Valley Vine Trail between Lincoln Avenue and Jackson Street.

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