FIXED VALUE: LIGHT, MASS & ENERGY

Fixed Value Energy 680.00 kJ

Fixed Value : Energy 680.00 kJ, 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 distinction between concrete value and the unquantifiability of spiritual energy.

Fixed Value Mass A.I.R. Gallery

Fixed Value exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY (installation view of the wall of Mass paintings)