LIKE WATER IN WATER | THE LAST VIKING

Kenny Hunter | Nathaniel Rogers

May 30 – July 25, 2009

KENNY HUNTER_Like Water in Water

KENNY HUNTER
Like Water in Water
2009, resin, jesmonite, steel, paint, 35.43 x 59.06 x 23.62 inches.

KENNY HUNTER_The Unknown_Like Water in Water

KENNY HUNTER
The Unknown
2008, bronze, 39.37 x 7.87 x 7.87 inches.

KENNY HUNTER_Yield Brother_Like Water for Water

KENNY HUNTER
Yield Brother
2009, jesmonite, sculptors table, 51.18 x 23.62 x 23.62 inches.

KENNY HUNTER_Roche Rooks_Like Water for Water

KENNY HUNTER
Roche Rooks
2008, jesmonite, paint, 47.24 x 47.24 x 5.91 inches.

KENNY HUNTER_Atomic Field_Like Water for Water

KENNY HUNTER
Atomic Field
2009, plaster, wood, trestles, 3.94 x 59.06 x 23.62 inches.

KENNY HUNTER_A Shout in the Street and Get Drunk Stand Naked_Like Water in Water

KENNY HUNTER
A Shout in the Street and Get Drunk Stand Naked
2008, screenprints, 46.46 x 33.07 inches.

NATHANIEL ROGERS_Jack Horner (The Last Viking)_The Last Viking

NATHANIEL ROGERS
Jack Horner (The Last Viking)
2009, oil on panel, 6 x 8 inches.

NATHANIEL ROGERS_Owl and Pussycat Get Married_The Last Viking

NATHANIEL ROGERS
Owl and Pussycat Get Married
2009, oil on panel, 8 x 6 inches.

NATHANIEL ROGERS_Dumpty_The Last Viking

NATHANIEL ROGERS
Dumpty
2009, oil on panel, 12 x 6 inches.

NATHANIEL ROGERS_Nimble Jack_The Last Viking

NATHANIEL ROGERS
Nimble Jack
2009, oil on panel, 8 x 6 inches.

NATHANIEL ROGERS_Foo Foo_The Last Viking

NATHANIEL ROGERS
Foo Foo
2009, oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches

May 14, 2009

 

KENNY HUNTER: Like Water in Water
NATHANIEL ROGERS: The Last Viking
May 30 – July 25, 2009

 

Conner Contemporary Art is delighted to present Like Water in Water, an exhibition of new sculptures and screenprints by Kenny Hunter and The Last Viking, an exhibition of new paintings by Nathaniel Rogers.

 

In his third solo-exhibition with the gallery, renowned Scottish artist Kenny Hunter alters conventions of monumental sculpture to describe tensions between the natural world and the man-made environment. In his signature style, the artist reveals nature’s adaptations to human encroachment. In the title piece, "Like Water in Water," a young stag gracefully steps through a discarded tire, as it crosses an imaginary pool of water. Hunter’s screenprints of philosophical and poetic quotes mediate our reflection on the theme of survival amid cycles of production and decay.

 

With his first solo-exhibition, The Last Viking, Nathaniel Rogers moves from *gogo art projects into our roster of gallery artists. Rogers updates Old World nursery rhymes, creating a series of oil paintings on wood panel filled with humorous insight on human folly. Attributes including toys and animals allude to “The Owl and the Pussycat,” and other tales, which Rogers identifies with current issues, such as the definition of marriage. Intensifying scenes with vivid depictions of fire, the artist romanticizes destruction popularized in action films and video games.

 

An opening night reception will be held Saturday, May 30th: 6-8pm.

Artists in attendance.


For even further information or images, please contact the gallery @ 202-588-8750 / info@connercontemporary.com.