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Heather James Fine Art Opens Solo Exhibition by Kelly Barrie

PALM DESERT, CA.- Heather James Fine Art presents the solo exhibition “Kelly Barrie: Trace Elements” and the group exhibition “A View to the Soul: Portraiture, Old and New”. Both exhibitions run through May 30, 2010. Kelly Barrie creates photographs that explore the imaginary site where past and present converge. Using found photographs, the artist reconstructs the image through a performative floor drawing using photo-luminescent pigment (glo-powder) and his feet, walking out the image on the floor via a series of actions such as toe drags, heel spins, snake walks and foot sweeps. The artist constructs a scaffolding system around the drawing and documents his traces by photographing the area in small sections over the course of several months. The studio acts as a dark