KEVIN FINKLEA | FALL 022
Pentimenti opens the fall season with a solo exhibition by KEVIN FINKLEA.
In Fall 022, this new collection of objects and works on paper continues to investigate color and form in the way Finklea has from the inception of his art-making practice.
In this new series of works, Finklea’s objects are characterized by saturated hues and distinct contours which are only fully appreciated when viewed from multiple angles. The use of intense colors using acrylic (and iridescent pigment in some of the work) accompanies the deliberately irregular-shaped wooden forms. Each piece is created with exceptional use of materials and attention to detail. Ranging in size, these objects use excess material from previous works and found wood pieces which in turn transcends the history and narrative of the medium used. Where the objects are not painted, the exposed wood grain highlights the weight and solidity of the form. All of these elements combine to question each object’s relationship with mass and space.
The brilliantly colored drawings, Doublevision series, accompany Finklea’s objects as an immediate and fierce use of color and exploration of form. These drawings, acrylic on paper, have a high chroma and contrast in a way that pulls the viewer in.
Kevin Finklea received his BA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at museums and institutions: Artspace Kunstraum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany; Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY; Saarländishes Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany; KNO Lab.Space, Kyiv, Ukraine; Ely House of Contemporary Art, North Haven, CT; Faux Mouvement Center d'Art Contemporain, Metz, France; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Neue Kunstmuseum Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, Germany; Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany; Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ; Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; 37PK Platform for the Arts, Haarlem, Holland; 2nd Biennial of Non-Objective Art, Pont de Claix, France; among others. His works are found in private and in selected public collections: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Bridgepoint Capital Limited, London, England; Wilmington Trust Fund, New York.