KEVIN KENNEDY: Experience + Education
2 February 2018 – 27 April 2018
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 21 | 10:30am to 12pm
Hodges Taylor is pleased to present a solo exhibition of recent work by Kevin Kennedy, based in Shreveport, Louisiana. Kevin’s sculptures mirror his own history. His works often employ utilitarian forms and appear as if they once served some purpose, thus blurring the distinction between functional form and fine art object. Using everyday materials, such as wood, paper, and linen string, he treats the sculpture’s surface to create pieces that seem like relics from the past. Kevin narrates his story through three-dimensional dialogue that is personal and universal.
About Kevin Kennedy
Leaf gatherer, lawn mower, paperboy, delivery driver, donut salesman, medical janitor, kitchen janitor, land survey rodman, gas station attendant, muffler installer, carpenter, cattle farmer, survey chainman, secretary, professional witness, records researcher, welders helper, tool dresser, welder, office manager, restaurateur, short order cook, photographer, frame maker, artist assistant, teaching assistant, sculptor, professor, gallery manager, installation coordinator, image editor, juror, truck farmer, house painter, sheetrock installer, Christmas tree farmer, nightclub owner, exhibition designer, roofing salesman, and teacher.
The inspiration for many of Kevin’s sculptural objects comes from his personal experiences, the small stories that gather over time, ultimately forming one sweeping—and deeply personal—narrative. Here is an example of one of those unique stories: