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"Douglas A. Kinsey: Blue Cairns"
2006-06-15 until 2006-08-31
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Philadelphia, PA, USA United States of America

Philadelphia Art Alliance presents in their Satellite Gallery - The Rittenhouse, Douglas A. Kinsey in "Blue Cairns". Kinsey has been actively prolific as a painter for over thirty years. His first solo-exhibit was held at Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1972. As a young man Kinsey had the great good fortune to work and study under two of Canada’s more notable color-field minimalists Jean Goguen and Guido Molinari while attending what is now known as Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Kinsey is a graduate of The Otis Institute of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Doug approaches the development of his imagery with an expressed Zen-like economy. The strong subtle spiritual component remains as the most compelling attitude seen in his work. This abiding stillness expressed in the dark blue forms can at times produce a roaring sense of complete mystical silence. During this experience the viewer is asked to join and participate in the deeper mysteries which can occur during profound moments of inner-contemplation. By allowing the physical landscape aspects of his Ohio River Valley home to influence his primary shapes and forms a strong organic quality is defined. Intrinsically haptic by nature, Doug’s work articulates the combining of the intellect with the spiritual truths to be found in nature.

Although a native of California, Kinsey has resided in Pittsburgh, PA for almost ten years. He received his Masters degree in theology from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry and currently teaches art to severely “at risk” children at The Holy Family Institute for Learning in Pittsburgh, PA.

Kinsey has exhibited widely in the US and abroad. Most notably are exhibitions at The Carnegie Museum of Art in 2001 which was curated by David Carrier, critic for Artforum and Art in America, In 2003 he received notice from Thomas Sokolowski, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum when he was awarded Best in Show at The Hoyt Institute of Art. Kinsey was also included in an exhibition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania for an unprecedented two years in a row 2003-2004. Also in 2004 his work was included in Westmoreland Museum of American Art Biennial, The Andy Warhol Museum of Art, and Gallery Ginza Himawari, Tokyo, Japan.

Doug Kinsey has been Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2002. View more of his work at http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/k/kinsey/

Douglas Kinsey
Interval Series, Palingenesia #14
oil, alkyd and wax on canvas
Courtesy of the artist.

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