Ryan Wilson Kelly: The Sleep of Reason
First Friday, May 4, 2012 6-9pm
Performance Dates: May 5, 13 & 19, 2-5pm + by appointment
The Sleep of Reason is a new performance installation by Ryan Wilson Kelly, developed specifically for Napoleon Gallery, in collaboration with curator and Napoleon gallery member Jordan Rockford. Inspired by the life and death of noted Philadelphian paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope, the work explores themes of solitude, intellectual endeavor, and the tension between achievement and failure inherent in the creative process.