May Art Show - “The Human Side" by Ron Kenedi
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About The Event
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.
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”.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org