Mary Kelly's gallery size installation, entitled Gloria Patri, was first shown at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University in 1992. Gloria Patri focuses on the issues of heroism, mastery, and war within the context of a pathologized masculinity; that is, on the identification by both men and women with masculine ideals of mastery, domination, and control, and their simultaneous physical and psychological collapse. This crisis of masculine mastery is set against the backdrop of the Persian Gulf War.
Gloria Patri, Gender, and the Gulf War: A Conversation with Mary KellySchool of Communication and Media Arts Faculty Publications
Citation InformationCastonguay, James et al. "Gloria Patri, Gender, and the Gulf War: A Conversation with Mary Kelly." Discourse 17.1 (1994): 147-168.