January 21 – April 15, 2018
Focusing on the beauty and mystery of the natural world, Steven Kenny’s paintings illuminate the bonds between humans and nature through a surrealist context. Allowing the subconscious to emerge, the surreal and symbolic juxtapositions of man versus nature become strangely harmonious as we venture into the human psyche in Internal Landscapes: The Mysterious World of Steven Kenny. Featuring nearly forty exquisite paintings by renowned surrealist painter, Steven Kenny, this exhibition highlights the artist’s love of mysticism and craftsmanship.
Born in Peekskill, New York in 1962, Steven Kenny received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Kenny gained notoriety in New York City as a freelance commercial illustrator with clients such as Sony Music, Time Magazine, Celestial Seasonings, Microsoft and many others. Upon moving to St. Petersburg, Florida in 2012, Kenny’s paintings experienced a transformation as the new tropical environment began to influence his surreal scenes. Steven Kenny’s award-winning paintings are exhibited in prestigious galleries across Europe and the United States and are included in permanent collections, such as the Museo Arte Contemporanea Sicilia (Sicilian Museum of Contemporary Art) and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.
Steven Kenny, The Ribbons, 2015, oil on canvas, 40 x 28 inches, Private Collection
Be sure to see the Gallery Talk Featuring Steven Kenny on February 8, 2018. Learn more.