Doug Kinsey will be exhibiting large scale paintings at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts,
Pittsburgh, PA. U.S.A . The show opens on January 10, 2003 and will run until February 27, 2003. The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts maintains an important role as the city’s foremost visual arts organization focused on the presentation of art currently being produced in the region. Kinsey is an absolutearts.com Premiere Portfolio Artist.
"I refer to my images as 'Interior/Exterior Landscapes'. The central deep blue form will often call into mind the image of the human figure and/or forms found in geographical landscape. As a native of California I will often invoke an immense landscape space that is expansive and grand.
My intention is to explore sub-conscious symbols that best define an 'interior' spiritual reality when contrasted by the boundaries of 'external' physical reality.
The imagery is austere and minimal and leads the viewer towards personal insight into deeper spiritual truths. They are intended to facilitate an attitude of gentle contemplation.
Every piece is subtitled in the ancient Greek koine to provide a theological context and definition." - Doug Kinsey
Kinsey has lived in the Pittsburgh area for 8 years after moving from Los Angeles to attend seminary. He has been a designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, cleaned a Rembrandt, restored frames for Van Gogh's and Monet's. Kinsey's carpenter work has been featured in Architectural Digest.
Last Fall an example of his medium size canvases was exhibited in the annual Associated Artists of Pittsburgh show at The Carnegie Museum of Art. Mary Thomas (art critic for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) described his work as "starkly beautiful".
Kinsey prefers to work large (largest being 96" x 84" diptychs) and limits his palette to only whites and blues. His work has been exhibited and collected throughout the U.S, Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom, and The Netherlands.
Included in such corporate collections as The Bank of America, Kinsey is often referred to as "a painter's painter" as a result of his sophisticated use of close color values. Layers of paint are slowly applied upon the other over a period of time. When completed, the subtle combinations allow light to penetrate the dense blues and reflect back outwards from the gesso ground. The central deep blue forms then begin to literally "float" and change appearance throughout the day as the available light shifts.
This solo-exhibit has been curated by Ms. Katherine Talcott, curator for the Three Rivers Arts Festival. She has worked for the Walters Museum in Baltimore and as Visual Arts Director of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College. Before coming to Pittsburgh, Ms.Talcott was an independent curator in Chicago.
Currently Kinsey is employed at The Holy Family Institute where he teaches art.
Online, Kinsey's work can be viewed at: www.dougkinsey.com and absolutearts.com/portfolios/k/kinsey .
In London, his work is represented by e1 gallery.
Douglas A. Kinsey
90" x 96"x 2"