Kevin Kennedy & Brooke Hoogendoorn Exhibition: Points on a Line, Passage Through Time (Original Paintings & Sculptures)
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13: 4-7pm
Exhibition Dates: September 13 – October 11, 2018
Kevin Kennedy was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1959. He received a BFA from Louisiana Tech University in 1990 followed by an MFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1994. His work has received support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Louisiana Tech University and the Louisiana Division of the Arts. He was the recipient of the Louisiana Division of the Arts Individual Arts Fellowship Award in 1997 and 2007. Artist residency fellowships include the Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, New York and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. His work is represented through Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy in Charlotte, North Carolina. He currently lives in Louisiana with his wife and daughter.
“My objective is to create a beautiful object whose ultimate significance lies in its references to the human condition. Through the contrast of the large scale and delicate surface elements, I try to engage an audience both emotionally and intellectually.” -Kevin Kennedy
Brooke Hoogendoorn is from New Iberia, Louisiana. She takes great pride in being a self taught artist having taken her only painting class her senior year in high school. Brooke was always thought of as an artistic person. Over ten years ago, she took on specialty painting, treating walls and pieces of furniture as their own piece of art. She painted on reclaimed materials as well as canvas, experimenting and developing her own unique style influenced by the culture of South Louisiana. From that point, her artistic expressions grew. Over the last few years she has continued to experiment with different styles of artwork, slowly growing towards the freedom of abstracts. She enjoys the variety that abstract painting brings by blending colors and shapes to create a visual experience.
She has been a fixture at the Big Easel Artwalk in Lafayette for the last several years, and continuously shows her work at Entre Nous and Muse of Lafayette, Louisiana, Contemporain Bankstown/Adams Gallery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and VIEW GALLERY in Jackson, Mississippi. She currently resides in Lafayette, Louisiana, with her husband and two children.