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About Kevin Sloan

Appropriating the aesthetic of John James Audubon, Kevin Sloan explores the poetic dimensions of nature using a representational, scientific style. His images of the natural world feature intricately rendered birds that evoke Audubon’s realist approach and taxonomic faithfulness. Yet Sloan, aware that photography has supplanted the need for such realistic paintings, incorporates surrealist and vanitas elements into his work. “Freed from the need to describe for science, I can describe the natural world and our interaction with it through an allegorical, social, and political lens,” he has said. For example, in Sloan’s paintings, a bird may clutch a timepiece or poke its head out from a vanitas-style arrangement of fruit. Subtly allegorical, his work probes the relationship between humans, animals, and nature in the contemporary world.

American

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Kevin Sloan: A Delicate Balance, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Animalia, Abend Gallery, Denver
2015
Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln
2015
Setting the Table, Clark Gallery, Lincoln
2014
Variations on a Theme, Clark Gallery, Lincoln
2014
April Flowers, Clark Gallery, Lincoln