Peace is the only shelter, 2019

3 bus shelters, site-specific installation, footprint:  48 x 69 inches each      

Roof, side mesh and seating painted matte black and yellow, stencil fallout shelter logo

6 advertising kiosks: 68 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches each, Duratrans mounted on 1/4 inch Lexon

8 map cases: 28 x 26 inches each, light jet prints mounted on 1/8 inch Lexon   

All shelters have solar panels 

PEACE IS THE ONLY SHELTER, 2019

Mary Kelly’s site-specific project, curated by Matthew Schum for the Desert X Biennial, returns to the Cold War intervention of Women Strike for Peace, a group formed in 1961 to protest against nuclear weapons testing in the Mojave Desert.  WSP set a precedent for action-oriented, second-wave feminists and peace activists of the present such as Code Pink.  Kelly’s repurposed bus shelters employ slogans from the WSP, cartographies of military expansion in the California desert, and a Doomsday Clock. With the second hand at two minutes until midnight, it marks the closest point to catastrophe since the arms race began in 1953

End the arms race not the human race, 2019

Duratrans print in lightbox

67 7/8 by 45 3/8 by 2 3/4 in.  172.4 by 115.3 by 7 cm.

We don't want to set the world on fire, 2019

Duratrans print in lightbox

67 7/8 by 45 3/8 by 2 3/4 in.  172.4 by 115.3 by 7 cm.

Peace is the only shelter, 2019

Duratrans print in lightbox

67 7/8 by 45 3/8 by 2 3/4 in.  172.4 by 115.3 by 7 cm.