6 Bridges Gallery is pleased to present “Provisional Living” — Paintings by Lydia Kinney, on view January 2 – 25, 2020. There will be an artist reception on January 11, 5:00–7:00pm.
In July 2019, Lydia Kinney’s “Untitled” painting was selected for the 6 Bridges Gallery Award in our fourth annual juried exhibit, “Through the Surface.”
Kinney says of her work, “I paint spaces that do not and cannot exist. These interiors are fragmented and disrupted to open their possibility: anything can happen in this environment. These paintings are homes for tight spaces with detached floors, stars falling through skylights, and rooms just constructed enough to vacillate from images of interiors to paint for paint’s sake. I fully employ the freedom of these abstract spaces and their detachment from reality.
“The work is a reference point of my own discomfort and unease, an illustration of anxiety. These spaces are a subversion of how depicting these spaces, and visualizing their uncertainty, ground me in the environments I’m actually in.”
Lydia Kinney is a painter based in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014 with a BFA in Painting, the recipient of department honors and the 2013 Rob Moore award. Lydia shows regionally throughout New England, often in the Pioneer Valley.