los angeles: mixed messages

© thomas duncan gallery / sean kennedy

opening today [6pm-9pm] at thomas duncan gallery in los angeles is mixed messages, an exhibition of a new body of work by artist sean kennedy. on display is a series of wall pieces comprised of synthetic suede stretched over panels, in addition to several works in which objects are placed on top of framed, clear acrylic glass panes that hang overhead, between ceiling and floor. the objects in these works are stored, concealed, fabricated, arranged, displayed, bagged, framed, handled, shelved, crafted, put away, revealed, junked, substituted, elevated, evened out, reorganized, degraded, shaken, stirred, typecast, respected, represented, projected, instrumentalized, suspended, flattened, relieved, commodified, transferred, exchanged, collected, neglected, plasticized, and homogenized causing the framed acrylic to function as panels, containers, frames, shelves, drawers, trays, grounds, scanner beds, display devices, windows, screens, filters, receptacles, tables, facades, substrates, mediators, venues, mediums, vehicles, interfaces, slides, picture planes, and stages, or behaving as effects thereof. hybrid and refined, the works reference the visual language and dynamics of current times [on through oct 19]. location: 6109 melrose avenue [silver lake].

© thomas duncan gallery / sean kennedy