"The Modern Condition"
A Solo Show by Dave Kinsey
August 14 - September 12, 2015
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FFDG is pleased to present Dave Kinsey’s third solo show with the gallery THE MODERN CONDITION with 9 works on canvas composed of acrylic and collage (old book pages, discarded mail and paper), in medium and large scale.
These latest works are a continuation of where Kinsey left off with his last show CUSION OF MEMORY at the famed Library Street Collective in Detroit. He is currently taking cues from the natural world when it comes to the overall aesthetic of these sculpturesque paintings, set within dreamlike landscapes using detailed yet suggestive imagery, tones and textures. These works are imbued with semi-abstracted figures and objects that become metaphors or symbols that ambiguously reference contemporary issues such as overpopulation, money, power, climate change, consumerism and the everyday dynamics of contemporary life.
Kinsey says, “The most difficult thing about creating a painting is going through the process of finding a connection in what I see and feel in the world around me, while also seeking a visual harmony between the beauty and chaos of the human experience.” This body of work encapsulates that balance and provides a diverse and energetic aesthetic of that environment.
Dave Kinsey was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1971 and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh before moving to California in 1994. His fine art has been shown in galleries such as Library Street Collective (Detroit), Joshua Liner Gallery (NY), ALICE Gallery (Belgium), Die Kunstagentin (Cologne), Circuit 12 Gallery (Dallas) and has been featured in local and international print and online publications from The New York Times and Washington Post to Hypebeast. Kinsey currently lives and works in Los Angeles where he continues to design and paint in tandem.