“Everything We Do is Music” is the theme of Gallery 114’s annual June juried exhibit. Does work exude rhythm, melody, lyrics, harmony or dissonance from a social, political or musical perspective? Does it elicit a reaction in sounds, words or movement? Does it dance or sway? Does it move the viewer like a song or symphony? Does it sing? Gallery 114 invites 2D and 3D artists to respond to the theme:
Our gallery is one of the oldest art collectives on the west coast and is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon’s bustling arts playground, the Pearl District.
At Gallery 114, you can “expect the unexpected” because we are artist owned, artist run and artists unleashed. We encourage our members as well as jury participants to take risks and explore new and different creative efforts with underlying quality and integrity.
For this show, “Everything We Do is Music”, we turn our gallery over to innovative artists who test boundaries and dive into their sense of creative freedom.
Hang There Like Fruit, My Soul, Till The Tree Dies • 2017 • 48h x 38w" • oil on canvas
1100 NW Glisan Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Opening reception: Thursday 7. June, 6-9p
"Paint for yourself, and true opportunities will blossom - paint for the market, and lose your true identity."
An interview with Kenneth Susynski | pp. 32-29
I'm pleased to announce being selected in the Top 3 for Artist Portfolio Magazine's Q4 International Art Call - as part of the award, I will receive a 4-page feature in the magazine in the new year:
"My Heart Swims Under Peppermint Tears" (2013) appears in this new issue of 3Elements Literary Review:
"When we are creating work to match an audience appetite, I believe we lose the cherished reverence of being an artist and just become a.....salesperson."
Very pleased to do this interview with Peripheral ARTeries - pp. 38-55.
This is a well-curated collection - I am very pleased to be selected for inclusion with two pieces (I Do Bite My Thumb, Sir (2017); Hang There Like Fruit, My Soul, TIl The Tree Dies (2017).
In addition to the print edition, a downloadable pdf version is available at the link below:
I've entered into an agreement with Ryan James Fine Arts to participate in their Artwork Subscription program. Ryan puts on some of the best shows in the PNW - very happy to work with him and his team again. Details below:
I will be featured in two upcoming publications:
Peripheral ARTeries Art Review will be doing a lengthy interview and feature on my work for their Biennial Edition. The magazine presents a selection of artists whose works show the invisible connection between mainstream art and new trends.
3Elements Literary Review is a literary journal featuring work from writers, poets, and artists whose materials are based on 3 unrelated elements that the journal supplies.
To that end and in response to their upcoming fall issue focusing on the elements Breach, Peppermint, and Scale, I'm pleased to announce that one of my works from 2013, My Heart Swims Under Peppermint Tears, has been selected for inclusion.
The Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute is proud to present the 2017 Annual Swedish MS Center Art Show on July 1-2, 2017 at the Seattle Center Armory. Over the past eight years, the Art Show has welcomed creative artworks from individuals affected by MS in the Pacific Northwest.
This show is not a fundraiser for the Swedish MS Center yet merely an opportunity to provide awareness about the disease. I know many of the dedicated people on the MS Center team and Amy happy to contribute work to this important event.
Here are two photos from the event:
Kenneth Susynski’s compositions coyly represent his personal experience built into narrative, theatrical compositions with recurrent actors in his style of figurative expressionism.