Dave Kinsey "Lost For Words" @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery, SFJuxtapoz // Thursday, 17 May 2012
We haven't seen Dave Kinsey in San Francisco in over a decade, and tomorrow night, May 18, Kinsey will open Lost For Words at Fecal Face Dot Gallery, Kinsey's first exhibition in SF since 2000. The new works are mixed-media, evolving upon Kinsey's abstract forms around figurative faces.
From Fecal Face:
In his new body of work, Kinsey continues his evolution into more abstract representation while still incorporating elements of the figures which gained him fame during his influential, early career, street art campaign, “Unlearn.” In combining and reducing his visual elements, Kinsey has refined his communication with the viewer to a more concise manner within each work. In this body, Kinsey flaunts his skill to say just as much with sometimes less, at times using fewer brush strokes to get to the same place; we see his iconic heads explode and break apart in bold and energetic compositions that provoke emotion and reflection.
Kinsey elaborates on the figures in his work, “They can be grotesque if that’s what you see. From my perspective of the world, it's hard to paint reality without a sense of truth, especially when it comes to portrayals of humanity. There is sadness and hope and fear. There is the constant struggle with nature.”