Steven Kenny

American, b. 1962

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Steven Kenny

American, b. 1962

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In Steven Kenny's oil paintings, individuals and their surroundings exist in a symbiotic state. Humans interact with elements from nature; they hold birds in their hands, stand tiptoe on mountaintops, and survey their surroundings beneath expressive skies. Such images, the artist says, exist on two levels: they illustrate humans' relationships to their environments and also represent individuals' interior landscapes. In several of Kenny's works, the boundaries between humans and the natural world are blurred, as individuals sprout feathers or wear animal bodies as costumes. In The Merging (2012), inside and outside collapse, as a nymph-like female, amorphous against the background, appears to enter the head of the central subject.

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In Steven Kenny's oil paintings, individuals and their surroundings exist in a symbiotic state. Humans interact with elements from nature; they hold birds in their hands, stand tiptoe on mountaintops, and survey their surroundings beneath expressive skies. Such images, the artist says, exist on two levels: they illustrate humans' relationships to their environments and also represent individuals' interior landscapes. In several of Kenny's works, the boundaries between humans and the natural world are blurred, as individuals sprout feathers or wear animal bodies as costumes. In The Merging (2012), inside and outside collapse, as a nymph-like female, amorphous against the background, appears to enter the head of the central subject.

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Articles Featuring Steven Kenny
The Expressive Potential of Body Language
Jan 17th, 2014
The Expressive Potential of Body Language
Contemporary Paintings Fit For a Dark, Gothic Novel
Dec 13th, 2013
Contemporary Paintings Fit For a Dark, Gothic Novel
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