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TODD KENYON


GALLERY HENOCH 555 WEST 25TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10001 T: 917.305.0003 info@galleryhenoch.com www.galleryhenoch.com

Cover: Virgin Sands (Diptych), Oil on Canvas, 60” x 80” (overall)


TODD KENYON Endless Summer

March 22 - April 14, 2018 Opening Reception for the Artist:

Thursday, March 22, 6-8 PM

GALLERY HENOCH

555 WEST 25TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10001 917.305.0003 info@galleryhenoch.com www.galleryhenoch.com


Ambient Surf Oil on Canvas 72” x 60”


Slice Oil on Canvas 84” x 12”


ENDLESS SUMMER

When he moved to Southern California in 1998 from the East Coast, Todd Kenyon was inspired to create a body of work reflecting the beauty of the contemporary coastline. His current paintings continue to explore the multifaceted spirit of the ocean. Stepping back, the viewer is struck by the force of the crashing surf. Moving closer, one’s focus shifts to subtle color fields mimicking the reflective quality of light against sand and water. Kenyon meticulously composes each painting, incorporating varieties of elements found at the beach, such as water, foam, sand, and rocks. To heighten the visual experience, he studies the movement and luminosity of water as it reflects against the shore. In so doing he pursues his ultimate aim, which is to convey “exactly what it looks like when you walk to the ocean.” Kenyon paints in oil, but his technique closely resembles watercolor painting. Using oils dipped in Turpenoid, he constructs his oceanscapes by applying multiple layers of very thin washes on canvas. “When you build up the layers they become very large color fields. The more layers I paint, the more depth there is in the painting. I create an ultra-realism by using a dry brush technique atop the washes that allows me to capture the tiniest details of sand or waves.” In this exhibition, entitled Endless Summer, Kenyon’s work brings people to a place where they find solitude, joy, and memories of summer at the beach.


Azure Oil on Canvas 78” x 78”


Laguna Beach Oil on Canvas 54” x 60”


Ocean Series 3 Oil on Canvas Twenty-Five Circular Panels Installed: 72” x 72” overall


Break-L Oil on Canvas 60” x 60”


Hampton Morning Oil on Canvas 48” x 48”


Sliver Oil on Canvas 84” x 12”


Hana Surf Oil on Canvas 30” x 30”


Strand Oil on Canvas 48” x 48”


Endless Summer Oil on Canvas 22” x 28”


TODD KENYON Education: 1981 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI Selected Exhibitions: 2018 Solo Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2017 ArtMiami: Context, Miami, FL Context Art New York, NY Dallas Art Fair, TX Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2016 ArtMiami: Context, Miami, FL Dallas Art Fair, TX 50 Years a Dealer: George Henoch Shechtman, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2015 ArtMiami: Context, Miami, FL Water Scenes, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY Summer Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY Dallas Art Fair, TX Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2014 ArtMiami: Context, Miami, FL Dallas Art Fair, TX Holiday Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2013 Palette to Palate, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA Purelagunabeach Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2011 Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA Purelagunabeach Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2000 1999 1996 1993 1992 1989

Surf & Turf, Palos Verdes Art Center, CA Purelagunabeach Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Land, Sea, Sky, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA Purelagunabeach Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Purelagunabeach Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Purelagunabeach Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Studio 333, Sausalito, CA Purelagunabeach Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Studio 333, Sausalito, CA Studio 333, Sausalito, CA Studio 333, Sausalito, CA JoJo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Elana Zass Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Huntington Beach Art Center, CA Small Works Gallery, New York University, NY Elise Meyer Gallery, New York, NY White Winds Gallery, Mendham, NJ Swains Gallery, Plainfield, NJ

Selected Bibliography: 2011 Los Angeles Times, August 2010 Laguna Beach Magazine, November COAST Magazine, September


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Todd Kenyon  

Todd Kenyon solo show "Endless Summer" will run at Gallery Henoch March 22 - April 14, 2018

Todd Kenyon  

Todd Kenyon solo show "Endless Summer" will run at Gallery Henoch March 22 - April 14, 2018

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