Fri, May 07 | Nevada City Winery

Art Show & Opening Reception - “The Human Side" by Ron Kenedi

"The Human Side" calls on the viewer to deeply consider, ponder, and celebrate the numerous facets of humanity – Everything from people’s powerful beauty and graceful dignity to their determination and courage in the face of cruelty.
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Art Show & Opening Reception - “The Human Side" by Ron Kenedi

Time & Location

May 07, 2:00 PM – Jun 06, 6:00 PM
Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring St, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA

About The Event

Opening Reception: Friday, May 7th 4:30–6:30 PM

Join the artist for a Covid-safe viewing. Viewing times are available at 30-minute intervals with ten people maximum per time slot. Masks and social distancing are required.

Reservations are recommended but walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please Note: Art show reservations are for viewings ONLY. If you would like to stay for a glass of wine, you must reserve a table separately.

Call: 530-265-9463 x206

Email: reservations@ncwinery.com

Exhibit Title: The Human Side

Artist: Ron Kenedi

Medium: Oil on Linen and Canvas

Ron Kenedi’s Show, The Human Side, calls on the viewer to deeply consider, ponder, and celebrate the numerous facets of humanity – Everything from people’s powerful beauty and graceful dignity to their determination and courage in the face of cruelty. Kenedi approaches all his subjects with respect, empathy, and a tremendous amount of research.

Like his paintings’ subjects, Kenedi’s colors are full of life. They awaken our senses and hearts to how we choose to interact with one another.

Artist Statement

Ron Kenedi talks about his show, “The Human Side” at Nevada City Winery’s Gallery. 

“The Human Side” mainly features paintings completed during our year-long lock down.  This exhibit includes multicultural influences from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the U.S. My hope is that after such a long period of isolation this show will provide visual enjoyment to viewers and celebrate the universal interconnection of people, no matter who they are, where they are from, or what guides their lives.

In response to viewing “Night Crossing” a painting that is part of this exhibit, an Instagram supporter of my work wrote, “this painting shows the human side of immigration.” Her words are the catalyst for the title of this exhibit, “The Human Side”. The works chosen for this show have a common thread. They each show the human response to a situation, (Covid 19 quarantine) - “Inside is the New Outside” a concept. (The many faces of parenthood and family) – “Heart to Mind”,  or “Red Dresses”, an origination (Indigenous, the Maasai paintings), or a general condition of the times - “The Darkest Hour…”.  It is the depth of human reaction that I paint. 

I call my work “Commentary Art”. Some people call it political art, but I prefer to see it in broader terms, focusing on the mysteries and ironies of the human experience.  

About the Artist

Kenedi graduated from an avantgarde art program at State University of New York at Stonybrook where his teachers included Lawrence Alloway, curator of the Whitney Museum, Allan Kaprow, creator of the “Happening”, and Nam June Paik, founder of “video art”. After graduation he continued his training at the Art Students League in New York City. As Kenedi says, “In short, my work is mostly influenced by the New York school of art”.

Private Tours

We are now offering private gallery tours. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the Artist and have a personal interaction. These tours will last approximately 30 minutes and are free to the public. Masks are required at all times and guests must maintain a 6 ft distance between parties. 

 

To make an appointment or for more information, contact our Gallerist, Andrea Baruch de la Pardo. andrea@ncwinery.com

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