Swifts  , 12.5 x 39.5 x 13 inches / 31.5 x 100 x 33 cm, acrylic on laminated plywood over pine, 2017

Swifts, 12.5 x 39.5 x 13 inches / 31.5 x 100 x 33 cm, acrylic on laminated plywood over pine, 2017

 

KEVIN FINKLEA

Swifts

MARCH 16 - JUNE 15, 2019

For Swifts, Kevin Finklea presents an outdoor installation of one of his brilliantly painted wooden objects. Carefully selected lumber, deliberately constructed form and masterful application of rare pigments are at the forefront of this transcendent work. Finklea’s exploration of translucency and opacity paired with his juxtaposition of subtle color value variations and tonal interactions lead to work that appears to shift with the light and angle of viewing. This piece invites viewers to spend time with the work, challenging them to contemplate the personal experience of viewing art, and rewarding those who approach the work with thoughtful consideration.

Kevin Finklea received his BA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. His work as been exhibited nationally and internationally at museums and institutions: Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany; Saarländishes Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany; KNO Lab.Space, Kiev, Ukraine; Ely House of Contemporary Art, North Haven, CT; Faux Mouvement Center d'Art Contemporain, Metz, France; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Neue Kunstmuseum Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, Germany; Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany; Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ; 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; Künstlerhaus Dosenfabrik, Hamburg, Germany; among others. His works are found in private and in selected public collections: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Bridgepoint Capital Limited, London, England; Wilmington Trust Fund, New York.

This installation is on view during gallery hours (weather permitting).

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