Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present Steven Kinder, Natural Forces, opening Saturday, June 18, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The gallery will also present Steven Kinder’s solo installation, the burden, organized by curator Katherine Gass, at ArtHamptons, June 23 - 26, booth #205. http://www.arthamptons.com/ 900 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Natural Forces, Steven Kinder’s works on paper and canvas created between 2013 and 2016, explore his fascination with dynamic tension found in nature. Tornados, tidal pools, sunbursts, black holes, combustion, organic symmetry and fractals are among the sources of inspiration for these deeply saturated and mostly large-scale works. Kinder’s drawings/ paintings - there are elements of both mediums in each work - express the radiant vitality and energetic playfulness inherent in his practice.
Concurrently, a multi-media installation by Steven Kinder, organized by curator Katherine Gass, titled the burden will be presented at ArtHamptons. The installation explores the survival systems and symbols of the homeless with the intent to raise awareness about the prevalence of those who remain unsheltered in major urban areas. Invisibility, fear, abandonment, levels of despair and street survival are brought to light through the use of recurring motifs such as a woman’s hunched body, a cross, a cup, a cardboard sign and a stained glass window. Taken individually, each has its own powerful resonance, but together they create a narrative about transcendence, pain, systems of commodity and exchange, institutional abandonment, and redemption.
Steven Kinder is a multi-media artist who works in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Cooper Union and has been making paintings, sculpture, and drawings for over forty years. Natural Forces and the burden will be the first-ever public exhibitions of Kinder’s work.
The gallery show runs through July 18th. For further information, more images or if you would like VIP tickets to ArtHamptons, please contact Sara Nightingale at email@example.com or 631-793-2256.