Iron Gate East is an exhibition series, art advisory and production company. Partnering with local organizations, Iron Gate East curates exhibitions in unique locations that are engaging and innovative, connecting artists with collectors, patrons, and new audiences.
Iron Gate East is the fever dream of curator, art writer and producer Kelcey Edwards. Edwards began her career as cofounder of Iron Gate Studios, a contemporary art venue and pioneer in the thriving East Austin, Texas Arts District. The daughter of a museum curator, Edwards has built a career sharing artists' stories through films, videos and other platforms. Her films have received support from MacArthur Foundation and Sundance Film Institute and have screened at top festivals in the country such as SXSW film festival and been broadcast internationally on PBS.
Edwards, a Masters of Fine Arts graduate of Stanford University, is a seasoned curator of more than 50 exhibitions including video art, performance art and installation. She is a full time resident of Quogue, NY.
"A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone."
Photo by Adrian Noriega, 2019