May 6 - August 27, 2016
Contemporary artist Matt Kinney’s latest body of work, Hides,focuses on nature. His large-scale wood sculptures allow viewers to explore a site specific natural environment, forming a space to contemplate the metaphysics of “natural state.” Kinney’s distinctive handling of medium is at play in his hard and soft textural lines and use of organic materials. Like fauna in woods, the sculptures are camouflaged at particular site lines within the courtyard, with bark clinging to wood as fur to skin. Grouped as a pack, the sculptures create a small maze for viewers to weave through.
About the Artist:
Matt Kinney is visual artist, and earned is BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1998. Starting his sculptural career in the Hudson Valley, Kinney was inspired by the tools and skills learned while working in construction and home renovation. He discovered a bond between artist, material and method, with wood as his fundamental medium. Matt Kinney is currently represented by the Ethan Cohen Galley: Kube.