Tim Kennedy @ First Street Gallery

Tim Kennedy, Outing, 72 x 72 inches, oil on canvas, 2014 (courtesy of the artist
Tim Kennedy, Outing, 72 x 72 inches, oil on canvas, 2014 (courtesy of the artist and First Street Gallery)

Catherine Kehoe posts an essay by painter Tim Kennedy, written for his exhibition Paynetown, on view at First Street Gallery, New York, from March 3 - March 28, 2015.

Kennedy writes: "Working directly from the motif without an intervening filter such as photography, at least for now, is important to me. I think of my eye and my consciousness as a kind of funnel into which the world is poured and from which judgments about color, space and shape emerge in the form of a painting. This has seemed the simplest and best way for me to produce work."