The Aesthete

Gray Matter

Sculptor Kevin Francis Gray talks to The Aesthete about his solo show at Haunch of Venison

by Abi Slone

According to science, human cells regenerate every seven years, meaning at the end of each seven year cycle, bodies are brand new. Irish-born, London-based artist Kevin Francis Gray seems to be working on the same timetable when it comes to the Big Apple. "The last time I had a solo show [here]," says Gray, "was in 2005. And it's weird 'cause it was on the exact same day... Maybe it's every seven years I have to do something in New York."

Gray's show, on now until the end of the month at the Haunch of Venison gallery, uses porcelain, bronze and marble to feature the individuals that live within the multi-faceted contemporary urban landscape of his East Hackney neighborhood. He manipulates the human form to explore themes of vulnerability ("Ballerina") and dependence ("Temporal Sitter") with grace, sensitivity and dimension. 

 

For more show details, visit Haunch of Venison

Photographs courtesy of Haunch of Venison.