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date: 20 August 2019

Finn-Kelcey, Roselocked

(b Northampton, March 4, 1945; d Feb 13, 2014).
  • Morgan Falconer


(b Northampton, March 4, 1945; d Feb 13, 2014).

English sculptor. She studied at Northampton School of Art, Ravensborne College of Art, and Chelsea School of Art. Finn-Kelcey’s work was profoundly shaped by the concerns of British conceptual art of the early 1970s, which she continued to address even if the mediums through which she did so changed over the years. One of her earliest works comprised a series of flags, which she referred to as ‘wind-blown objects’, flown from prominent locations as a way of drawing attention not to themselves but to the elements around them: Fog (1971; see 1992–3 exh. cat.) was one such. Performance and the idea of ‘vacated’ performance (created without actors or the artist being present) were always important to her. One of her earliest works, One for Sorrow, Two for Joy (first performed London, Acme Gal., 1976; see 1992–3 exh. cat.) involved trying to converse with a magpie; this soon led to a series of other works involving magpies. In the early 1980s her work often conveyed allegories of power: ...

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