Kendric Tonn: Songs in Red and Blue and Gold
03/10/2017 - 04/02/2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Brandt-Roberts for an opening reception March 10th from 5:30pm to 8pm.
On view through April 2.
Classically trained painter Kendric Tonn brings a fresh and distinctive perspective to traditional subjects as an artist working today. His most recent body of oil paintings consist of nude figures, and still-lifes both austere and playful. In the figurative work, the human form takes center stage, represented with impressive anatomical accuracy. The flesh tones of his sitters conjure the works of such significant painters as John Singer Sargent, Rembrandt and Albert Moore. Beyond simple depictions, Tonn aims to convey the models’ anima: their internal lives and sense of self. In Tonn’s own words, he is always interested in “creating a sympathetic engagement with another human being.”
Of the more than twenty new works, Tonn will also showcase a selection of exquisite still lifes. The structured arrangement of the objects, intentionally placed hues, and dramatic lighting assert significance to the inanimate items. Like a musician, Tonn weaves these disparate elements throughout his works, creating lyrical compositions imbued with a studied connection to his chosen subjects.