Kristan Kennedy meets a clock
April 27 - June 22, 2014
Soloway is pleased to present Kristan Kennedy in her first solo exhibition in New York.
All of the paintings have been made, even the embarrassing ones. Exhibiting soft time. "How soon will you forget it?" Finding the figures in O'Hara's poem, "Vincent" written for his lover and also for Naikan and his Rape of Lucrece. Steel sheets, real sheets and ghostly hair. A ghost with his sheet on, a ghost with a sheet off. A dual purpose, a double portrait, two coasts ticking, a doubling back. A muse with a muse with a muse. An evisceration with black steel rods. A foot poking from behind Peale's napkin. A napkin over Naikan. A napkin over all of the paintings that have ever been made. "It's just a fricking Band-Aid. I tell you what, I'll just take it off." Venus rising from the sea or a bath. A towel or a deception. The Shroud of Turin, a medieval masquerade or magic or both? Yes, both. In the nature of things, "on this strange warm morning", Kristan Kennedy meets a clock. That crook!
Kristan Kennedy b.1972, Brooklyn, New York, lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Recent exhibitions have included, Sleeper, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland; 00 Curated by Rob Halverson for Misako & Rosen, Tokyo; Kristan Kennedy & Gunta Stolzl, Z, New York and Paint Off, Paint On, Halsey McKay, New York. Kennedy is represented by Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon