This is the image catalog to the solo exhibition: “As High As Heaven”, at the Perimeter Gallery in Belfast, Maine, March 1 – March 31, 2012. On exhibit are tall, two-sided canvases, by visual artist Kenny Cole. These canvases lean against the wall and can be physically turned by the viewer. States Cole: “Within these works I explore language, formal issues of easel painting and visionary imagery that teases out the colors of pageantry, patriotism and warmongering”. Cole’s raucous imagery, hand drawn text, molded plastic and papier-mâché combine to make lively and textured structures.
From an essay by Karen McDonald and Freddy LaFage:
“Kenny’s art is relevant to our world, our time, and our situation. The pandemonium of words, numbers, and images available on the Internet today can settle like a fog that obscures more than it reveals. This chaos is Kenny’s territory. He casts an unflinching eye on the world’s ills, and his hand does not waver in exposing what has been concealed and gives merit to what has been ignored. Like the world it reflects, his work is stunning in its complexity, mystifying in its randomness, and rewarding to those with the patience to sift through it all.”
This catalog features a flip book inside!
"Cole's highly graphic, deceptively "untutored" and loopy, folk art or cartoon style...brings a raw humor to the world's aches..."
2012 Drawings Published January 04, 2013
Darfur at Our Doorstep Published October 02, 2011
Gold, God, Guns & Girls Published April 08, 2011
IMPROBABILITIES Published May 08, 2009
February Drawings 2009 Published March 29, 2009
November Drawings 2008 Published January 29, 2009
September Drawings 2008 Published December 14, 2008
August Drawings 2008 Published November 22, 2008