Gearing up for an upcoming whirlwind run through the middle-west!
Dialed in this drone strike of new and recent works at the Fell Building… Bloomington, IN… and/or however far the casualty radius expands. Along w/ this action, fellow traveling artist/collaborator j. shelley harrison and i (kneeshy) will be taking the day before to explore/expand new work involving “flocking” and the open-ended, open-entry band Arthritis, in very off-site ways… details forthcoming.
THERE’S A WRONG TIME FOR EVERYTHING
an exhibition by jeremy kennedy
with reading by the artist, introduction by artist j. shelley harrison.
Compiled from four distinct, intertwining series, There’s a Wrong Time For Everything selects 33 pieces of new and recent works completed on paper.
Neon migraines. Masculine vulnerability. The feminine stance. From text-heavy, paint-starved one-liners to paragraph-laden collage, these works exemplify Kennedy’s knack for wry interpretation and genius misunderstandings.
Some years’ worth of careful, cynical, inward, outward, behavioral observations have been slammed up against the artists’ lexicon of humor and absurdity to create his favorite version of the world: where sorority girls and ex-princesses do Rule.
The artists’ heroines, like his jargon, are ruthless. Kennedy’s heroines have not simply been mused upon—-they command his existential dread. With their bratty stares and sassed hips, they also seem to destroy him. Yet there’s something in their stance that the artist trusts, and he allows himself to be held amongst the pain-waves of failed life formulas, invented personalities, love and lack, anxiety.
In the rare image, both text and heroine have disappeared. The thought is finished.
In addition to the collection, two books will be on hand. Anti-Fantasy, an extremely limited edition set of bound giclee prints featuring selected material from the show, as well as There’s a Wrong Time for Everything, an extension of the presented works built with the written word and found imagery.
A short reading by the artist from There’s a Wrong Time for Everything will occur at the opening.
-Rebecca Ramirez (2016)
P.S.- Also, i’m on vacay, right?! (LOL).