SOLO EXHIBITION | JACKSON, WY
Altamira Jackson is pleased to welcome Kenneth Peloke for a solo exhibition June 13-24, 2023.
Please join us for the ArtWalk, Thursday June 15th from 5-8pm and see the new works.
When do we feel transcendence? Perhaps when we connect with a work of art. When the emotions the artist felt while creating the work extend to the viewer. When the presence of the painting becomes an empathetic experience.
Kenneth Peloke harnesses this current of emotion in his new work. The inspiration he feels becomes palpable in the paintings themselves—titled to reflect such conductivity. “I want people to understand what I was feeling in that moment when I created the piece,” he says. The forces at play while he paints—his thoughts and feelings—translate into their presence at Altamira, through their titles, through their interpretative compositions. “The pieces are titled as an extension of me and my moods and feelings,” Peloke says.
“Faith,” for instance, features a horse against a dark background, with a spotlight casting deep shadows around the equine star. “It looks like he is running through the dark toward something,” Peloke says. The experience of an artist, navigating through uncertainty. An introvert seeking meaning. Or an introvert seeing meaning—the connection someone might forge with the painting. “These large works will connect with people who feel the same way about the scenes, whether it’s conveying a sense of freedom or the ease of simply being beside a companion—the emotions that make us who we are and keep us happy.”
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