Joyce Pensato: I Killed Kenny

Joyce Pensato, Welcome to My Party, 2013, enamel wall painting at the Santa Moni
Joyce Pensato, Welcome to My Party, 2013, enamel wall painting at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Dimensions variable (courtesy of the Artist, Petzel Gallery, New York, Galerie Anne de Villapoix, Paris, Corbet vs. Dempsey, Chicago, Photo: Monica Orozco)

Megan Abrahams reviews the exhibition Joyce Pensato: I Killed Kenny on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, on view through September 28, 2013.

Abrahams notes the impact of "both the scale and the immense physicality of her dynamic paintings -- particularly the ones she rendered on the vast walls of the Santa Monica Museum of Art in the few days leading up to the opening of this exhibition, where she materialized her concept with a palpable degree of radiating energy. The images drip with paint, as well as varied shades of humor -- playful, ironic, satirical and dark."