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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Anne Kenny. Art OPENING reception Friday, December 7, 4 to 8p



December's Featured Artist. 
Wonderful contemporary "Industrial Quilts" made of wire, metal, mesh and upcycled computer parts. Stunning original, handstitched creations.

Join us and meet Anne at a special winter holiday reception Friday, December 7 from 4 to 8.
Take a look at this FACEBOOK VIDEO about Anne Kenny and her work by Natasha Stoppel.


"My Industrial Quilts have been influenced by industry and technology both aesthetically and conceptually. The methods and materials I use in my quilts are nontraditional. The repetitive format and industrial materials are used for their standardized, manufactured appearance. The Amoskeag Textile Mill history in New Hampshire and the "mill girls" continue to inspire my work.


I try to emphasize the contrasts between machine-made and hand-made objects. I attempt to make reference to both industrial and post-industrial mechanization while retaining the personal and expressive aspects of traditional quilt making. The contrasts of machine-made versus hand-made are designed to complement each other, yet provoke the controversy surrounding the way things of value are made.


The quilt is a very personal image to me and by working with unconventional materials in this format I am better able to make references to the world I live in. Art parallels progress, modern industry, and invention. These influences create new forms of expression and aesthetics. I am exploring these forms and new ways of seeing. My quilts are suggestive of a new aesthetic which combines traditional and nontraditional quilt 

making."



In addition to her "Industrial Quilts", Anne will also have recent abstract landscape paintings on exhibit. 
Her work will be in this show through December 22.

Kenny's work is in the following 

Permanent & Individual Collections:
Museum of Arts & Design NY 

Currier Museum of Art NH

Fidelity Investments NH MA

Lowe's Corporate Headquarters NC

SAS Institute Inc. NC
Teleglobe Washington DC
PSNH Corporate Lobby NH
American Tung Oil Co. NY
BBDO Advertising Group MI
PC Connections NH
The Rosenberg Group MD
Taylor Group NH
National Telephone Co-op MD
City National Bank LA
Grant Hill NBA Athlete 
Wheaton College MA

Art Up Front Street is very proud to be showcasing Anne's work for this reception. 
Please note, parking is only on-street or in the left back lot (not the right side of the gallery). Enter through the front door or the back left door.
Looking forward to seeing you! 

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