A STRIKING BALANCE: David David Figueroa & Steven Kenny
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 12th, 2016
The Leslie Curran Gallery @ ARTicles
1431 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL – The Leslie Curran Gallery @ ARTicles proudly presents the exhibition A STRIKING BALANCE: David David Figueroa & Steven Kenny in conjunction with St Pete’s 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on Saturday, November 12th, 6-9pm.
Steven Kenny’s celebrated paintings of the human figure paired with elements found in nature are full of symbolic juxtapositions that often make reference to journeys of self-exploration and discovery. David David Figueroa’s monumental sculptures are studies in power and restraint made from minimalist combinations of wood, steel, bronze, stone and found objects.
A STRIKING BALANCE opens on the evening of November 12th, 6-9 pm and continues through December 3rd, 2016. For more information and additional high resolution images, contact the gallery at 727-898-6061.
STEVEN KENNY was born in Peekskill, New York in 1962. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984. His final year of art school was spent studying independently in Rome. This direct exposure to European art (especially the Baroque works of the Italian, Dutch and Flemish schools) had a significant effect on his painting style.
First settling in New York City, he gained notoriety as a freelance commercial illustrator. Clients included Sony Music, Time Magazine, AT&T, United Airlines, Celestial Seasonings, Microsoft and many others. His illustrations repeatedly received awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Magazine and the Art Directors’ Club of New York.
In 1997 Steven turned away from illustration in order to devote his full attention to the fine arts. Since that time he has lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and his home state of New York before settling in St Petersburg, Florida. His award-winning paintings are exhibited in galleries across the United States and Europe.
DAVID DAVID FIGUEROA was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Fine Arts in San Juan, Puerto Rico with a BA in Fine Arts, with a major in Sculpture. As an award-winning student of art, he exhibited his work at the Ponce Art Museum, one of the most prominent Art Museums of the Caribbean. After relocating to Florida in 2000, he began working for a commercial foundry and learned the intricate process of bronze casting.
Since that time, the artist has exhibited his sculptures at art festivals around the United States. His celebrated work is in numerous public collections, including the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, the Museum of Florida Art in Deland, the College of Central Florida in Ocala, and private collections in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Curacao, and South America.