04 August 2010

dr kennedy jones

From a name scribed in the corner of a handwritten prescription from the late 1800's, the alias Dr Kennedy Jones was born. Hollie Chastain brings together the poetics of coffee stained pages, splotches and scribbles, vintage images and her own line drawings and cut out paper, to create wonderfully engaging mixed media works that I just love. For me personally, what resonates most, is the performative nature of many of the pieces - staged characters (often greyscale, but increasingly less so) play with flourishes of colour and movement, and an overriding feeling of playful investigation (by the Dr!) rings true.

Links: Hollie's blog/website, Dr Kennedy Jones Esty shop, Interview with Art Hound

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