"... is currently occupied by a work by Matt Kinney; it's another example of the perk of instigating these kinds of projects. We came home from lunch last Sunday, startled to find this milled piece of timber rising from the ground, strapped to and at odds with the tree of Crotch. Its a kind of Christmas to see these artists responses manipulate my surroundings and I feel myself the grand beneficiary of these efforts." Chris Albert
SPACE CREATE NEWBURGH, NY: HERE TODAY | GONE TOMORROW
Featuring three works by Matt Kinney from his Bucket series.
5/20 through 6/3 As part of the Orange County Art Council Open Studio Tour, Lacey Fekishazy put together a group show of work by 6 artists, 3 of whom have their studios in Newburgh, NY.
"Contemporary artist Matt Kinney’s latest body of work, Hides,focuses on nature. His large-scale wood sculptures allow viewers to explore a site specific natural environment, forming a space to contemplate the metaphysics of “natural state.” Kinney’s distinctive handling of medium is at play in his hard and soft textural lines and use of organic materials. Like fauna in woods, the sculptures are camouflaged at particular site lines within the courtyard, with bark clinging to wood as fur to skin. Grouped as a pack, the sculptures create a small maze for viewers to weave through."