April 9 – July 9, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 6–8 PM
The current pace of today’s viewer is tied to their daily rush and fleeting glances, never really slowing down to observe the elements around them or the discarded objects underfoot. As a mediator, Ian Kennelly stops or slows down the pace and approach of the subjects that are typically ignored and seldom seen as beautiful. Through lush oil paint application, color and tonal relationships are explored in otherwise mundane vignettes of daily urban life. Within these paintings, the grace in the brut is exposed.