mixed media on panel, 2009
Keep Up, mixed media
on panel, 2009
Hangover 2009, mixed media on panel, 2009
Alcohol 2009, mixed
media on panel, 2009
Back The Indian, mixed media on panel, 2009
Love Kelso of Brooklyn. thats all we pour.
Kesting Gallery Presents:
Jonny Fenix : Swing the Door Wide
June 11 - July 5, 2009
Opening Night Reception: Thursday June 11 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
812 Washington St (at Gansevoort) NY NY 10014
8th Ave A, C, E and L train Stop or 1,2,3 to 14th St
Tue - Sat from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm Sun & Mon 1– 6pm
Admission is free to the public phone: 917-650-3760 / 917-292-8865
color, street culture and sardonic wit are themes in the artworks of west
coast artist Jonny Fenix whos latest exhibition entitled "Swing the
Door Wide", opens to the public on Thursday, June 11 at the Leo Kesting
Gallery. Over a dozen new "uneasy" works give art enthusiasts
a visual spectacle.
Fenix's krylon colored palate adorns the new collection as do the drips,
collages and cutouts reminiscent of his past work. In Keep Up, mixed media
on panel, collage material circa 1945 depict two children looking skyward
glimpsing a swallow's profile cut from traffic signs. The backdrop of
the work, a muddied mountain view, rains atop a Native American village
of tee pees formed from cutouts of Triple A maps.
library references the characteristics Americans love while subtly pushing
us towards resolution of the negligent hypocrisy we are now becoming aware
of." explains gallery director David Kesting. "Earnest change
begins at home and then spreads abroad."
In Michael's Jacksons,
mixed media on panel, Fenix finds material to cherish in American culture's
fixation on pop iconography. Here the viewer is engaged by a contemporary
Michael Jackson, cast from Neverland holding his former naked boy self
in a Narcissistic Pieta.
Jonny Fenix's work has been displayed in galleries across New York, Los
Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Portland. He has received critical acclaim
in ArtNet, ArtInfo, NPR, and the Miami New Times. Most recently his exhibition
with studio mate Blake Britton was almost
shut down due to censorship issues.
Leo Kesting Gallery
invites you to join us in unveiling these new un-easy works with a reception
for the artist on Thursday, June 11 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm and then
running daily until July 5.
Kesting Gallery launched in 2003 and developed an aggressive campaign
to introduce new figurative artists to collectors and art supporters.
Leo Kesting offers the art viewing public an opportunity to see forthcoming
talents in an intimate setting where undiscovered, cutting-edge artists
are presented to the contemporary art scene.
Leo Kesting Gallery
is located at 812 Washington Street at the corner of Gansevoort in Manhattan's
Meat Packing District. A, C, E or L train to 8th Ave and 14th Street or
1, 2, 3 train to 14th Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Sunday from
11am until 7pm.
is located at 812 Washington St New York NY 10014
at the corner of Ganesvoort
8th Ave 14th st A,C, E and L train Stop