LINDSAY KENNEDY | In the Fold

On view February 26 - March 23, 2013 at Portland Center Stage
Opening reception for the artist First Thursday, March 7 (5 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

Portland Center Stage and Nationale present four paintings by Lindsay Kennedy, in conjunction with PCS’s production of The Whipping Man.

Lindsay Kennedy’s paintings attempt to elongate time, stretching a single moment into an enveloping sensory experience. Highlighted by subtle shifts in color and texture, each painting bears the mark of the artist’s meticulous process as she daubs and spreads paint, line by line, across the surface of the canvas. Tiny peaks jut out like stiff whipped cream, mimicking the weave of knitwear from edge to edge. Like the favorite sweaters we find ourselves nuzzling into for comfort, the works’ depth of character and physicality are woven together by the familiar crisscross pattern. As the paintings fall in and out of focus, they create a synaesthetic sensation: touching soft knit wool using just your eyes.

Lindsay Kennedy lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She received her BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2009. Her work was previously shown at Nationale, New American Art Union, and PNCA for the 2010 exhibition Perspectives on Non-Objective, Abstract, Experimental Painting. While Kennedy focuses on painting, her work represents a hybridization of multiple mediums and multiple meanings.

Portland Center Stage, Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR

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