CURRENT ARTIST EXHIBIT

“Everything is Perfect”
Paintings by
CLAIRE KENNEDY

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, June 13th - 6-9 PM

ON DISPLAY JUNE - JULY 2019

My current work contradicts much of my experience by translating visual stimuli into soft, rounded forms. The images often feel urgent, and for this reason my medium of choice is acrylic paint, as it allows me to work quickly and produce many compositions in a short period of time. These paintings are about navigating my daily life, using non-objective imagery to organize my thoughts and feelings. They exist as a soft moment of repose when life often seems to feel like the opposite. The end result is soft, pastel, and non-complex. I hope these paintings will visually translate as something hopeful but melancholy, sweet but nihilistic. As someone with an ultra-sensitive heart, my paintings function as a coping mechanism. Working in this way helps me understand my reality by distilling it down to the parts I find to be the most comfortable. My work is a harsh reminder that the rest of the world is not as it should be, or as it can exist behind rose-colored goggles.  - Claire Kennedy


My current work contradicts much of my experience by translating visual stimuli into soft, rounded forms. The images often feel urgent, and for this reason my medium of choice is acrylic paint, as it allows me to work quickly and produce many compositions in a short period of time. These paintings are about navigating my daily life, using non-objective imagery to organize my thoughts and feelings. They exist as a soft moment of repose when life often seems to feel like the opposite. The end result is soft, pastel, and non-complex. I hope these paintings will visually translate as something hopeful but melancholy, sweet but nihilistic. As someone with an ultra-sensitive heart, my paintings function as a coping mechanism. Working in this way helps me understand my reality by distilling it down to the parts I find to be the most comfortable. My work is a harsh reminder that the rest of the world is not as it should be, or as it can exist behind rose-colored goggles.

- Claire Kennedy