About the Book
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!