FIXED VALUE: LIGHT, MASS & ENERGY

Fixed Value : Mass 579.34 g

Fixed Value : Mass 579.34 g, 2006/2007, oil and glue mixed with pigment on linen on board, 17.25 × 23.25 inches

Fixed Value : Energy 425.00 kJ

Fixed Value : Energy 425.00 kJ, 2006/2007, oil and glue mixed with pigment on linen on board, 17.25 × 23.25 inches

Fixed Value : Light 13.4 EV

Fixed Value : Light 13.4 EV, 2006/2007, oil and glue mixed with pigment on linen on board, 17.25 × 23.25 inches

Fixed Value : Light 13.8 EV

Fixed Value : Light 13.8 EV, 2006/2007, oil and glue mixed with pigment on linen on board, 17.25 × 23.25 inches

Kharis Kennedy approaches the body, animals, and objects as sites of knowledge and repositories of awareness that can be resourced in the service of personal discovery.  She uses painterly metaphysics and intuition to build images and reveal inner truths.

In Fixed Value the artist pits the measurable: light, weight, and energy – the physical elements of all objects – against the works’ emotional evocativeness. Kennedy depicts the same flower still life twenty-seven times, varying each painting to fulfill a set of predetermined, objective measurements. The series delves into the conflict inherent in knowing that a painting was created to hit a concrete value and yet still having an emotional response to the spiritual energy of the piece on its own terms.