KEVIN FINKLEA: The Uncertain Divide

Persephone Never Lied #9

Persephone Never Lied #9

51 x 49 x 3 inches / 129 x 124 x 8 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016

Persephone Never Lied #6

Persephone Never Lied #6

42 x 59 x 1,5 inches / 107 x 150 x 4 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016

Persephone Never Lied #5

Persephone Never Lied #5

67 x 55 x 13 inches / 170 x 139 x 8 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016

Persephone Never Lied #8

Persephone Never Lied #8

KEVIN FINKLEA: The Uncertain Divide
SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 22, 2016

Persephone Never Lied #4

Persephone Never Lied #4

11.5 x 11.5 inches / 26.5 x 26.5 cm, acrylic on MDF panel, 2016

Persephone Never Lied #3

Persephone Never Lied #3

11.5 x 11.5 inches / 26.5 x 26.5 cm, acrylic on MDF panel, 2016

Persephone Never Lied #7

Persephone Never Lied #7

51 x 49 x 3 inches / 129 x 124 x 8 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016

Pilot #1

Pilot #1

7 x 22.5 x 2,75 inches / 18 x 57 x 7 cm, acrylic on poplar, plywood, 2016

Pilot #2

Pilot #2

7.5 x 25 x 1,5 inches / 19 x 63.5 x 4 cm, acrylic on poplar, plywood, 2016

Pilot #3

Pilot #3

6 x 58.25 x 3.25 inches / 15 x 148 x 9.5 cm, acrylic on poplar, 2016

In Circles, Group C19

In Circles, Group C19

11.5 x 9.25 inches / 29 x 23.5 cm, acrylic on paper, 2016

In Circles, Group C6

In Circles, Group C6

11.5 x 9.25 inches / 29 x 23.5 cm, acrylic on paper, 2016

In Circles, Group C20

In Circles, Group C20

11.5 x 9.25 inches / 29 x 23.5 cm, acrylic on paper, 2016

In Circles, Group C16

In Circles, Group C16

11.5 x 9.25 inches / 29 x 23.5 cm, acrylic on paper, 2016

In Circles, Group C8

In Circles, Group C8

11.5 x 9.25 inches / 29 x 23.5 cm, acrylic on paper, 2016

51 x 49 x 3 inches / 129 x 124 x 8 cm, acrylic on canvas, 201642 x 59 x 1,5 inches / 107 x 150 x 4 cm, acrylic on canvas, 201667 x 55 x 13 inches / 170 x 139 x 8 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016KEVIN FINKLEA: The Uncertain DivideSEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 22, 201611.5 x 11.5 inches / 26.5 x 26.5 cm, acrylic on MDF panel, 201611.5 x 11.5 inches / 26.5 x 26.5 cm, acrylic on MDF panel, 201651 x 49 x 3 inches / 129 x 124 x 8 cm, acrylic on canvas, 20167 x 22.5 x 2,75 inches / 18 x 57 x 7 cm, acrylic on poplar, plywood, 20167.5 x 25 x 1,5 inches / 19 x 63.5 x 4 cm, acrylic on poplar, plywood, 20166 x 58.25 x 3.25 inches / 15 x 148 x 9.5 cm, acrylic on poplar, 201611.5 x 9.25 inches / 29 x 23.5 cm, acrylic on paper, 201611.5 x 9.25 inches / 29 x 23.5 cm, acrylic on paper, 201611.5 x 9.25 inches / 29 x 23.5 cm, acrylic on paper, 201611.5 x 9.25 inches / 29 x 23.5 cm, acrylic on paper, 201611.5 x 9.25 inches / 29 x 23.5 cm, acrylic on paper, 2016

 

SEPTEMBER 14 – OCTOBER 22, 2016

KEVIN FINKLEA

The Uncertain Divide

 

ARTIST RECEPTION & TALK
Saturday, September 17, 5:00 – 7:00 PM | TALK at 6:00 PM

 

Pentimenti Gallery opens the season with the work of KEVIN FINKLEA. This exhibition marks the artist’s fourth solo show with the gallery.

Kevin Finklea’s wooden works are created with the purpose of persevering the fleeting human impulse and convictions and ignoring all sense of memory and time. By using excess materials from previous works, Finklea makes things that are verifiable and tactile, ignoring narratives and histories both past and present. Conversely, his paintings focus only on color, removing extraneous and unnecessary details, and feature a solid hue on canvas. Their large size and attention to composition serve to accentuate the already energized relationships between the colors he pairs. His works on paper are direct, fluid and untethered. Small in size, they rest on the edge of what is expected of a work on paper, and could easily drift into the realm of meditative object. By unburdening himself of the expectation that the past brings, Kevin creates a momentum, driven and focused, that moves in a very considered direction.

Kevin Finklea’s new paintings focus only on color, removing extraneous and unnecessary details, and feature a solid hue on canvas. Their specific size and attention to composition serve to accentuate the already energized relationships between the colors he pairs. His works on paper are direct, fluid and untethered. Small in size, they rest on the edge of what is expected of a work on paper, and could easily drift into the realm of meditative object. By unburdening himself of the expectation that the past brings, Kevin creates a momentum, driven and focused, that moves in a very considered direction.

“This show is aptly titled in describing my penchant for never making perfectly divided, equal spaces for color in my work. Sections are never exactly halved or quartered. And color, at times equally indeterminate, is used to re-balance the unequal imbalanced sections. I returned to making paintings 2 years ago, emerging from a period of fabricating painted wooden objects. My course, as an artist, resets or redirects somewhat predictably every 7 years. And so it has again, with a return to large canvases and works on paper.

The large paintings were made in response to two factors. After the relatively condensed period of painting objects, I wanted to make broader expanses of color that exploited the pigments I study. Many of the colors used in these works are quite rare and in some cases no longer produced. Secondly, I wanted these paintings to manifest a process of renewal and revision in the making of the color.

The works on paper are intended to be quick meditations on balance and dualities. Their starting point is their ground color. This is executed with paint re-purposed from previous works. The drawing is done exceptionally fast, without planning and in full color.”

The project room will feature three wood pieces. Kevin Finklea’s wooden works are created with the purpose of persevering the fleeting human impulse and convictions and ignoring all sense of memory and time. By using excess materials from previous works, Finklea makes things that are verifiable and tactile, ignoring narratives and histories both past and present.

Kevin Finklea graduated at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia (BA). His past exhibitions are: the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; 37PK Platform for the Arts, Haarlem, Holland; 2nd Biennial of Non-Objective Art, Pont de Claix, France; Paris Concret, Paris, France; Emma Hill Fine Art, the Eagle Gallery, London, England; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN; Reuten Galerie, Amsterdam, Holland. His works are found in private and in selected public collections: the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Bridgepoint Capital Limited, London, England; Wilmington Trust Fund, New York. Kevin Finklea is represented by Pentimenti Gallery.

To view additional works: http://www.pentimentigallery.com/kevin-finklea/

For all inquiries, please contact Pentimenti Gallery at mail@pentimenti.com or +1 215.625.9990.

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