Gallery Henoch is pleased to announce Todd
Kenyon’s debut show in New York, Endless
Summer. A reception for the artist will be held
Thursday, March 22nd, 6-8 pm. The event is
free and open to the public.
Taking inspiration from the seminal film of the same name, Todd Kenyon’s Endless
Summer conjures the carefree exuberance of a perfect day spent on a deserted beach.
Kenyon’s unfettered paintings balance air, water and earth, with luminous attention to
detail. Amongst the crashing waves and foaming surf, broad bands of blue, white and
sandy hues evoke color field painting, not least because Kenyon tends to work large,
which gives his paintings a sublimely immersive quality.
While Kenyon traveled extensively from Tahiti to Hawaii to paint the ocean for this show,
he can also see the Pacific Ocean from his Laguna Beach art studio. Indeed, Kenyon walks
along the beach or paddle-boards nearly every day, and his eloquent paintings of the ocean
are very much informed by this intimate relationship with the water. Working with oil
glazes and washes, Kenyon builds up his compositions in incremental layers, giving form
to the momentary ebb and flow of tireless waves.
Endless Summer will also include a new work from Todd Kenyon’s popular Ocean Series,
an arrangement of circular canvases that break up the picture plane into dots of blue-green
ocean and off-white sea foam. On their own, each dot has a minimalist appearance. But
taken together, this work reveals the complete image of the sea.