Emily Kenas Fragments Provincetown to Geneva 1982 – 2022

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Date(s) - 02/27/2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm



Getting beyond conscious intention, to make coherent images from the irrational juxtaposition of disparate parts, is the impetus for Kenas’ work. While her materials and methods have changed over the years, this central impulse remains the same.

The work on paper involves an ongoing process of making and taking apart initial images, never intending them to be resolved in and of themselves. Rather it is through destroying or disassembling them: in manipulating, layering, cutting, and moving the accumulated fragments, a final image is realized.

“Drawing” with scissors, increasingly layering and using negative space to create dimension led her in the direction of her current work in assemblage. Occupying a space between painting and sculpture, these works range from wall reliefs to freestanding constructions. Here natural, figurative and other found materials take the place of drawing fragments. While these materials evoke their origins, it is the effort to make new sense of them that is her central focus.
February 5 – March 5, 2022
Opening reception: Saturday, February 5, 2022, 3 – 6 pm

Wednesday and Thursday 12 – 5pm
Friday 12 – 7 pm
Saturday 12 – 5pm
Sunday 12 – 3 pm
For more information contact: director@thedoveblockproject.org

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