I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Friday, January 18, 2019
FROM THE STUDIO OF
Dallabrida: A Retrospective of Change
Opening Reception Monday, January 21 5:30pm - 8:00pm 726 15th St. @ Potrero
Closing Reception Thursday, January 24 5:30pm - 8:00pm 726 15th St. @ Potrero
Call for a by-appointment viewing January 19 - 27 415.992.1467
At the end of January, I am moving my art studio from The British Grocery to Dogpatch. There, I will be sharing space with the artist and teacher Ranu Mukherjee. The new studio is quite a bit smaller and more introspective. It will allow me to narrow my research to the ceramic art that has captured my attention lately.
Over the next weeks, I am offering an extended opportunity for friends, fans, and collectors to see where I have been and where I am going. I’m hosting two evening openings (Jan 21 and 24, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm) and will be available for by-appointment visits until Jan 27.
"Sono venuto a parlare di nuovo con te • I've come to talk with you again" • 2019 (detail) Ceramic, pigment on kilm shelf. 12" x 12" x 2"
Also, I am looking forward to sharing the new directions in my contemporary ceramic/pigment ruins, tiles, and plates. These palinsesti di memoria offer memories, signs, and symbols. They share a journey through epic time revealing blue spectacles, neo-medieval imagination, inaudible explosions, savage genocide, laughter, and the warmth of the earth’s touch.
I am looking forward to sharing this Retrospective of Change with you. RSVPs are most welcome.