Kay is interested in exploring connectedness and disconnectedness, drawing from reconstructed memories and emotions. This underpinning of her work is layered with ideas about the detached and sometimes surreal nature of capitalism and the ways in which the Internet can simultaneously connect and disconnect individuals. She uses old postcards, drawings, photographs and Internet searches to create a loose narrative of a moment in time that may or may not have happened. As with human nature Kay allows for a sense of the awkward and clumsy to have a place within the work.
The paintings exhibited were inspired by post war holiday postcards. Kay found them slightly surreal and the Brutalist architecture within them seemed to add to the sense of failed utopia, whilst at the same time inducing memories of growing up in northern industrial town in the 1970’s, where a strong sense of community was reinforced within leisure activities.