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Kenny Cole
updated: 02/24/2014
website: www.kennycole.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Drone Legislation: Florida (Might)
Drone Legislation: Florida (Fighter Bomber)
Drone Legislation: Florida (Petro Dollar)
Drone Legislation: Florida (Clay Pigeon)
Drone Legislation: Florida (Vermiculate, Vermiculation)
Drone Legislation: Florida (Rollick)
AAAAAAAAAAAHHH
OOOOOOOOOOOHHH
GRRRRRRRRRRR
Perilous Piety
Pole Dancing
Currency
Cancer
Tons of Wheat
South Sudan
 
Portfolio Keywords:  cartoon, consumer culture, humor, violence, language, historical, information, text, social criticism, political
 
 
Drone Legislation: Florida (Might) by Kenny Cole
Drone Legislation: Florida (Might)
Gouache on paper
2014
14" x  17" 
Drone Legislation: Florida (Fighter Bomber) by Kenny Cole
Drone Legislation: Florida (Fighter Bomber)
Gouache on paper
2014
11" x  17" 
Drone Legislation: Florida (Petro Dollar) by Kenny Cole
Drone Legislation: Florida (Petro Dollar)
Gouache on paer
2014
11" x  17" 
Drone Legislation: Florida (Clay Pigeon) by Kenny Cole
Drone Legislation: Florida (Clay Pigeon)
Gouache on paper
2014
11" x  17" 
Drone Legislation: Florida (Vermiculate, Vermiculation) by Kenny Cole
Drone Legislation: Florida (Vermiculate, Vermiculation)
Gouache on paper
2014
11" x  17" 
Drone Legislation: Florida (Rollick) by Kenny Cole
Drone Legislation: Florida (Rollick)
Gouache on paper
2014
11" x  17" 
AAAAAAAAAAAHHH by Kenny Cole
AAAAAAAAAAAHHH
gouache on paper
2011
19" x  24" 
OOOOOOOOOOOHHH by Kenny Cole
OOOOOOOOOOOHHH
gouache on paper
2011
19" x  24" 
GRRRRRRRRRRR by Kenny Cole
GRRRRRRRRRRR
gouache on paper
2011
19" x  24" 
Perilous Piety by Kenny Cole
Perilous Piety
gouache on paper
2011
24" x  19" 
Pole Dancing by Kenny Cole
Pole Dancing
gouache on paper
2011
24" x  19" 
Currency by Kenny Cole
Currency
gouache on paper
2011
24" x  19" 
Cancer by Kenny Cole
Cancer
gouache on paper
2010
18" x  24" 
Tons of Wheat by Kenny Cole
Tons of Wheat
ink on paper
2009
36" x  36" 
South Sudan by Kenny Cole
South Sudan
gouache and ink on paper
2009
0" x  0" 

Artist Statement

Sometimes it seems as though, in this age of instant information, the more information that we have at our fingertips, the less we actually know and that the further we advance as a species the more we become steeped in myth. These drawings are an attempt to address that alleged phenomenon by turning toward words and speech and embracing fact and fiction. Language is a powerful tool that has an exhaustively overwhelming, tragic and triumphant history. To create art as hand drawn text becomes a declaration of art’s function as a static archival, architectural object, with the potential to hold onto language and allow study and contemplation without evaporating after the power has been turned off.

Artist Bio / CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 2012 “As High As Heaven” – Perimeter Gallery / Belfast, Maine

2011 “Darfur on Our Doorstep” – Meg Perry Center / Portland, Maine

2011 “Gold, God, Guns & Girls”” – Monkitree Gallery / Gardiner, Maine

2010 “The Hellfire Story” – Space Gallery / Portland, Maine

2010 “Awash in Gouache: Submarine Paintings on Paper” – Water Closet Gallery/Portland, Maine

2009 “Improbabilities”– Perimeter Gallery / Belfast, Maine

2008 “These Colors Don’t Run” – Barbara Kramer Exhibition Space-Belfast Free Library / Belfast, Maine

2007 “While Rome Burns” – Riverside Cafe / Ellsworth, Maine

2006 “Prison Papers” – Perimeter Gallery / Belfast, Maine

2005 “Operation 21 Prayer Salute” – Stadler Gallery / Kingfield, Maine

2005 “Black and Blue” – Gibbs Library / Washington, Maine

2004 “Staying the Course” – Searsmont Library / Searsmont, Maine

2004 “Bring It On” – Barbara Kramer Exhibition Space-Belfast Free Library / Belfast, Maine

2003 “Crying Uncle” – Railroad Square Cinema / Waterville, Maine

2003 “Oily Business” – Bett’s Gallery / Belfast, Maine

2002 “20/20 Hindsight” – Stadler Gallery / Kingfield, Maine

2002 “Of Mice and Man” – Improv Nights/Larraine Brown Studio / Belfast, Maine

1996 “New Works” – Jane Sanford’s Studio / Belfast, Maine

1995 “New Work” – Bell the Cat / Belfast, Maine

1995 “The Road to Hell is Paved With Good Intentions” – Bell the Cat / Belfast, Maine

1984 “New Years Eve” – 8 B.C. / NYC

EDUCATION

1981 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY - BFA