Copyright 2004-2014

dave@davekennedyimages.com

I believe that life has layer after layer of meaning. My work explores the space between reality and illusion. Where do appearance and truthfulness intersect? I ask that question more in the sense that what I see really depends on my own perspective. I remember growing up in spaces other people did not want to be. Returning to these memories for me means attempting to reveal the gold that is often hidden in the aspects of life that we find quite ordinary and extending the availability of alternate roles to the subjects, places & objects I am finding.

The results are compositions that are created to help magnify the layers of meanings made possible by our senses and perceptions.
I do this in part because I believe that social constructs are stories that can be taken apart and told differently.
I like surpassing original interpretations. In this series,
I have been remaking an image of an image, specifically layering in selected objects
to change their dimensions and scale. I am interested in taking away blinders that
can make “someone" into a predetermined “something".
I do this as a meditation on disrupting the established ways we are taught to think about seeing.

 
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Triangle (flattened object) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Red Tube (flattened object) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Paint Stir (flattened object) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Green Tube (flattened object) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Yellow wood block (flattened object) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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White wood block (flattened object) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Fence stick (flattened on white) — photo copies
 
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Fence stick (flattened on white - detail) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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The window and the landscape — (photo copies, fence stick, orange lighter, duct tape & adhesive mound) — 11' x 6.5'

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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The window and the landscape & Fence stick (install shot)

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Fence sticks (install shot)

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Fence stick (flattened on black) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Fence stick (flattened on black - detail) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Fence stick (object made from copy paper)

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Triangle (object made from copy paper)

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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White wood block (object made from copy paper)

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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The sea is just around the corner — (photo copies, red tube, white wood block, green wood block, & black tube) — 8.2' x 6.1'

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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The sea is just around the corner — (install shot)

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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A view to a passageway — (photo copies, green tube, wood block, & plastic) — 7.75' x 6.2'

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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A view to a passageway (working studio shot)

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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A view to a passageway, Red tube & Green tube (install shot)

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Paint stir and peg board (install shot - objects made from copy paper)

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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A figure seen from the back — (photo copies, paint stir, peg board, wood scrap, & green straw) — 8' x 7.75'

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Triangle (object made from copy paper)

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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White wood block and Triangle (install shot - objects made from copy paper)

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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White wood block (flattened object) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Fence stick (flattened on white - studio) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Fence stick (flattened on black - studio) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015

 
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Fence stick (flattened on white and black - studio) — photo copies

The likeliness of an appearance — 2015