Marcus Kenney "Dreams River" Opening
Marcia Wood Gallery is delighted to present "Dreams River" by Marcus Kenney. This is Kenney’s seventh solo exhibition with the gallery since 2004. Kenney's exciting new assemblage sculptures continue to incorporate his signature weathered found objects evoking storied histories. The recent inclusion of neon in the compositions intensifies the physicality of the dimensional objects while also lending an elegant minimalist presence.
Dreams River is an installation of sculptures that expands Kenney’s visual language past the narrative collages and mystical taxidermy creatures that he is recognized for. Likening this new body of work to poems, the individual pieces give contemplation to the ideas of time, memories, loss and also offers glimpses of hope. Through his alchemistic logic of combining seemingly random materials, including neon, fishing nets, pitchforks, and rope, to name a few, Kenney has added another chapter to his ever-evolving book of poetry.