Artist: Joel Kelly
"Obituaries 1913" Tom Mclaughlin + Joel Kelly + Mark Yakich + + +
Project Space (613 Allen) On view during events and by appointment only
"Obituaries 1913" is a three-man, multi-genre art exhibition commemorating the lives of 22 individuals who died in 1913. The project is the brainchild of New Orleans musician Tom McLaughlin, who enlisted painter Joel Kelly and poet Mark Yakich as collaborators. Each of the 22 artworks in the exhibit includes a charcoal portrait, an obituary, and a song. Over the course of a year, the project evolved so organically that in most cases none of the collaborators now knows which part (text, image, sound) came first. Obituaries 1913 debuted in May 2010 in New Orleans, and has begun traveling to other cities; details at obituaries1913.com.