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London

Kevin Francis Gray

Upcoming
Nov 25, 2020–Jan 16, 2021

Furthering Gray’s decade of working with marble, this new body of work pushes the possibilities of the artist’s sculptural practice into novel territories of physical and psychological expression.

Pace Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by Kevin Francis Gray at 6 Burlington Gardens. On view from 25 November 2020 to 16 January 2021, the exhibition will run concurrently with a solo exhibition of Gray’s work at the Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy (on view until 21 December 2020, organized by Eduardo Secci Contemporary and MUSE).

At the core of Kevin Francis Gray’s practice is an interrogation of the intersection of traditional sculptural techniques and contemporary life. Rather than working toward ideals of beauty or memorial, Gray attends to the psychological effects, often relying on textural surfaces rather than facial or bodily expressions.

Exhibition Details

Kevin Francis Gray
Nov 25, 2020 – Jan 16, 2021

Gallery

6 Burlington Gardens
London

Above: Kevin Francis Gray, Breakdown Works, 2020 © Kevin Francis Gray
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Kevin Francis Gray

Kevin Francis Gray (b. 1972, South Armagh, Northern Ireland) addresses the complex relationships between abstraction, figuration, and portraiture through sculpture. Working in a range of media—from bronze and marble to cast resin—the artist’s techniques and modes of representation have evolved, with Gray moving from figures in highly polished finishes to those with rough-hewn surfaces. Crafting human figures in varied scales that align with classical styles of representation, his work treads the boundary between contemporary society and classical history, reverberating with the aesthetics of Neoclassicism. Rather than working toward ideals of beauty or memorial, Gray attends to the psychological affects of his subjects, often relying on textural surfaces rather than facial or bodily postures to convey mental states.

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London — Kevin Francis Gray, Nov 25, 2020–Jan 16, 2021