F :: Kevin Finklea

Der in Philadelphia lebende Objektkünstler, Bildhauer Kevin Finklea bedient sich des Prinzips der Wiederholung als Stilmittel.  Das Serielle erhält bei ihm eine besondere Bedeutung durch das Recycling schon verwendeten Materials und zwar nicht im Sinne einer Resteverwertung, sondern im Sinne einer kreativen Montage. Für neue Werke greift Finklea zu Holzfragmenten und bereits gemischten Farben früherer Projekte. Dieses Arbeitskonzept setzt er seit 2007 in all seinen Wandobjekten um. Der Arbeitsprozess bei Finklea, der durch die Adoption der vorgefundenen Formen und Farben bestimmt ist, kann als seriell definiert werden, insofern dieser in einer Endlosschleife immer und immer wiederholt werden kann. Seine Bildsprache basiert auf der Auseinandersetzung mit der Minimal Art und der Konkreten Kunst – sowohl in Bezug auf die reduzierten geometrischen Grundstrukturen als auch auf die Logik der variablen Kombinationsmöglichkeit, der Raum- und Kontextbezogenheit.

Kevin Finklea received his BA at TylerSchool of Art in Philadelphia. Recent exhibitions: P.S.1 (MoMA), Long Island City, NY; Sydney Non-Objective, Sydney, Australia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Recent publications: Crozier Fine Arts Inc. New York, NY and New American Paintings, The open Studios Press. Recent acquisition: PennsylvaniaAcademy of the Fine Arts, Permanent Contemporary  Art Development Collection, Philadelphia, PA. Finklea’s recent wooden works, composed of painted wodden objects from his studio, use repetition as a pictorial strategie. His sculptural recycling of material from sculptures goes beyond reuse as a principle, to assert the subversive possibilities of creative assembly.

Biographie

1958
geboren in Philadelphia USA, wo der Künstler auch heute lebt und arbeitet
born in Philadelphia 1958, where he lives and works

1982
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Solo Shows / Einzelausstellungen

2012
All the things that cannot be said, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

2011
Thing We said were Important But Now Forgotten, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Memories Are Uncertain Friends, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2007
I know what I want and I’m certain I can’t have it, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005
We Float, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2004
I Wish I Could Be Your Color, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Chemical Landscape, Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2000
New Wall Work, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

1998
Recent Sculpture, Eich Space, New York, NY

1997
Signals & Other Indicators, Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Meters/Signals, Margaret Thatcher Projects @ Condeso-Lawler Gallery, New York NY
Color is Form/Form is Color, w/Hank Stevens, Freedman Gallery, Reading, PA

1994
Heralds and Furlongs, Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Selected Group Shows / Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl)

2013
Seriell (Kevin Finklea, Lucia Coray und Iryna Pryval), ART FORUM UTE BARTH, Zurich, Switzerland
Reuten Galerie, Amsterdam
The Guesthouse, with Lon Godin, Galerie Reuten, Amsterdam, Holland
New Year, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Maniac III, Rathaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (catalog)

2012
Maniac III, Künstlerhaus Dosenfabrik, Hamburg, Germany (catalog)
20 in 2012 Vision, 20th anniversary show, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Doppler Stop, various EU locations including:  Rotterdam, Leiden, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zagreb
Elemental, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA (catalog)

2011
Boxes, Connie Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia
White – Hot, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Therely Bare, Kent State University Galleries, Kent, OH
Maniac, Manic Episode 2, Brickhouse Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA (catalog)
Moving Pictures, Reuten Galerie, Amsterdam, Holland
Therely Bare, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN and  AVA, U of TN, Chattanooga, TN

2010
Kunst 10 Zürich, ART FORUM UTE BARTH Booth, Zurich, Switzerland
More of the Best is Yet to Come, Petimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Calligrams, Emma Stone Fine Art, the Eagle Gallery, London, England
Escape From New York, Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
Capturing Dimensions, ART FORUM UTE BARTH, Zürich, Switzerland

2009
Abstraction from the Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of FA, Philadelphia, PA
When Ideas Become Form, 20 Years, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Sunny Side Up, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Minimal Variety Forms, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Escape From New York, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Victory for Tyler: Sculpture 2009, Ice Box/Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA
Thinking Small, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Minus Space, PS1, Long Island City, NY
ReMix 2, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Spot Check: Academy Contemporary, Pennsylvania Academy of FA, Philadelphia, PA
February Group Show, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Escape From New York, Sydney Non-Objective, Sydney, Australia
The Place is Ours, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
Victory for Tyler: Painting 2007, Ice Box/Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA
Red Dot, Pentimenti Gallery Booth, New York, NY

2006
Bridge, Pentimenti Gallery Booth, Miami, FL
Summer Splash, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Bending Space, Emma Hill Fine Art at the Eagle Gallery, London, England
Take Out, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Art Madrid/ARCO, Emma Hill Fine Art Booth, Madrid, Spain

2005
Summer Sensations, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Criss-Cross, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Criss-Cross, ART FORUM UTE BARTH, Zürich, Switzerland
Heavenly, Hunter College Galleries, New York, NY (catalog)

2004
ArtHouse, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
AAF, Pentimenti Gallery Booth, New York, NY

2003
AAF, Thatcher Projects & Pentimenti Gallery Booths, New York, NY
At Present, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Art Frankfurt 2003, Emma Hill Fine Art Booth, Frankfurt, Germany
Winter Group Show, Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Breathing Room, 5th Anniversary Show, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Miniatures, Emma Hill Fine Art at The Eagle Gallery, London, England
Snapshot, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
NLAA First Annual, Northern Liberties Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
Jump, Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Heat, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Inaugural Group Show, Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Snapshot, Arcadia College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Pink/Red, Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Summer Indulgences, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Structure, Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Of Ten, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Works on Paper 1999, Arcadia College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

  

Collections / Sammlungen

Public                 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

Private                Berlin, London, Munich, New York, Philadelphia,

San Francisco, Wilmington, Zürich

Corporate           Bridgepoint Capital Limited, London, England

Wilmington Trust Fund, New York

2013_Kevin FINKLEA_Galerie Art Forum Ute Barth

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