FIXED VALUE: LIGHT, MASS & ENERGY

Fixed Value : Mass 579.34 g

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

Fixed Value pits the measurable: light, weight, and energy – the physical elements of all objects – against the works’ emotional evocativeness. 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 that piece on its own terms. Kennedy depicts the same flower still life twenty-seven times, varying each painting to fulfill a set of predetermined, objective measurements.