Kevin Frances (US)
Curator Benjamin Andersson (SE)
Gallery CC proudly presents Magpie, an exhibition by the New York-based artist Kevin Frances.
Frances received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his BA from the University of California, Davis in 2010. In 2012 he was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been shown at the International Print Center New York, David Krut Projects in New York, the Knockdown Center in New York, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, the Kala Gallery in Berkeley, and How’s Howard in Boston
The magpie has a reputation as the smartest of the birds, but with a bad habit. They steal especially shiny things, with which to build their nests. Jewellery, bits of string and aluminium foil, whatever catches their eye. I find myself following a similar tact; the work evolving through a process of following my impulses, letting that lead me to something unexpected. Hopefully walking backwards into something meaningful. I’m building these nests out of bits of my past, a corner that I ate breakfast in every day, shadows cast by blinds that glided around the room, combined haphazardly with detritus, studio experiments, parts of past projects, photos borrowed and stolen.
- Kevin Frances
Photo: Raffaele Piano