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Dave Kinsey: Everything at Once    Dec 13, 2012 - Jan 19, 2013


Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Everything at Once, an exhibition of over thirty intense, high-energy paintings and works on paper by Los Angeles-based artist Dave Kinsey. This is Kinsey’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

As the show title suggests, Kinsey attempts to convey a world gone mad with media, perpetual conflict, and a sense of the mounting struggle between the urban and natural worlds. Kinsey creates this new body of work through a brash synthesis of materials, textures, and aesthetics, conjuring multilayered abstractions with traces of figuration which create dynamic transformations of images within images.

Akhal-Teke (War Horse), a large mixed-media work on canvas layers fragments of a galloping horse interposed with hard-edged bands of bright color and pooled washes of darker hues, evocative of deep Congotropolis frenetic atmosphere of high-contrast color. In Metropolis introduces an exclusively abstract approach to his work—a graphic composition of intersecting planes, blasts of color, and bursts of geometric line. In addition to these and other paintings, smaller collage works will be on view as well as a study of hands interpreted from classical images in ink and acrylic on paper.

Through his work, Kinsey explores themes of data domination and distortion, political upheaval, and the search for genuine identity in an age of virtual (or illusory) reality. According to the artist, “Collectively, the developed world is swimming in modern media; we’re learning to navigate this landscape every day while becoming unwittingly addicted, for better or worse. And that’s simultaneously exhilarating and a little scary. Throw in climate change and you’ve got a scenario worthy of our attention.”

Dave Kinsey was born in 1971 in Pittsburgh and studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Art Institute of Atlanta; he currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions of his work include Lost For Words, FFDG, San Francisco (2012); New Works, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York (2010); You Are Here, ALICE Gallery, Brussels (2008) and Holy Sh*t, Lazarides Gallery, UK (2008). Group exhibitions include Faraway So Close, Cultural Arts Exchange, Bordeaux, France (2012); Hall of Fame, David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco (2011), Art from the New World, Bristol Museum, England (2010); and Beautiful Losers, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2004). He was also selected to participate in the “Absolut Blank” artist series sponsored by Absolut Vodka. His commissioned bottle design will be released worldwide in 2013. Joshua Liner Gallery, located in New York City’s Chelsea Arts district, presents an exciting roster of established and emerging artists from North and South America, Asia, and Europe.

For more information, please visit www.joshualinergallery.com, or contact Elizabeth Kurita at 212.244.7415 or elizabeth@joshualinergallery.com.

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