PELHAM, NY — Pelham Art Center is pleased to present our spring/summer public art courtyard exhibition, Matt Kinney: Hides on view May 6, 2013 through August 27, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 in conjunction with the Art Center’s gallery exhibitions: Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprising and Negin Sharifzadeh: Laments in Gray, and will include a free, all-ages workshop from 6:30-8PM.
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.