Monday, March 5, 2012

A Nigh Herndon






Where do you live?

Tulsa OK

What are 5 words that describe your working process?

Constant
Obsessive
Meditative
Release
Emotional  

Why did you pick the piece above to represent what you make?

besieged by thin volume, inhabited by the formless
contained diptych
(panel one): oil x industrial paint x digital pigment print on unprimed canvas
(panel two): fiberglass on unprimed canvas
101.6 x 86.36 x 4cm
40 x 34 x 1.6"
2016

I believe this piece combines my process and intent. The use of photography, oil, and fiberglass stretched across one of my contained diptychs. Diptychs have become a necessary part of practice. This piece really represents the feeling I was trying to achieve when I wrote the title. My work is inspired by sound or lack of sound, and this painting sounds good to me.  

Is your studio located at home or away? And why?

At home, if my studio was away from home I would never be home.

What is the most important, yet underutilized tool in your studio? And why? 

Paintbrushes. I've gotten far away from traditional painting, but when I do need a brush there is no substitute   

Any upcoming projects where we can see your work in person?  

Fiction (with only daylight between us) V2, Divisible, Dayton OH September 2nd 2016
Solo Exhibit at Below the First Ward, Tulsa OK sept. 17th
Museo de Sacro , Guadalajara MX February 2017

Where can people see more of your work online?  


What advice would you give to a young art student still in school or just out?

never give up, failure is your greatest allie


































































 
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I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers' perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood.
A largely self-taught artist, Kirkland has had solo exhibitions in New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, IN, and Richmond, VA, in addition to many curated group exhibitions across the country.  In 2012, Kirkland was awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the amount of $8,000. In January 2010, he was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.  Kirkland was awarded the Robert Riddic

k Memorial Award from the Rawls Museum, selected twice as a semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize for artists in the Mid-Atlantic region, and won a Cummings MFA Grant.  His work was acquired by the University of Kentucky Art Museum for their permanent collection.  In addition to his studio practice, Kirkland has curated numerous exhibitions, published art criticism, and served as Director of Exhibitions for a contemporary art gallery in Washington, D.C.   
I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers' perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood. A largely self-taught artist, Kirkland has had solo exhibitions in New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, IN, and Richmond, VA, in addition to many curated group exhibitions across the country.  In 2012, Kirkland was awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the amount of $8,000. In January 2010, he was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.  Kirkland was awarded the Robert Riddick Memorial Award from the Rawls Museum, selected twice as a semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize for artists in the Mid-Atlantic region, and won a Cummings MFA Grant.  His work was acquired by the University of Kentucky Art Museum for their permanent collection.  In addition to his studio practice, Kirkland has curated numerous exhibitions, published art criticism, and served as Director of Exhibitions for a contemporary art gallery in Washington, D.C.   
I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers' perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood. A largely self-taught artist, Kirkland has had solo exhibitions in New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, IN, and Richmond, VA, in addition to many curated group exhibitions across the country.  In 2012, Kirkland was awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the amount of $8,000. In January 2010, he was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.  Kirkland was awarded the Robert Riddick Memorial Award from the Rawls Museum, selected twice as a semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize for artists in the Mid-Atlantic region, and won a Cummings MFA Grant.  His work was acquired by the University of Kentucky Art Museum for their permanent collection.  In addition to his studio practice, Kirkland has curated numerous exhibitions, published art criticism, and served as Director of Exhibitions for a contemporary art gallery in Washington, D.C.   
I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers' perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood. A largely self-taught artist, Kirkland has had solo exhibitions in New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, IN, and Richmond, VA, in addition to many curated group exhibitions across the country.  In 2012, Kirkland was awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the amount of $8,000. In January 2010, he was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.  Kirkland was awarded the Robert Riddick Memorial Award from the Rawls Museum, selected twice as a semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize for artists in the Mid-Atlantic region, and won a Cummings MFA Grant.  His work was acquired by the University of Kentucky Art Museum for their permanent collection.  In addition to his studio practice, Kirkland has curated numerous exhibitions, published art criticism, and served as Director of Exhibitions for a contemporary art gallery in Washington, D.C.   
I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers' perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood. A largely self-taught artist, Kirkland has had solo exhibitions in New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, IN, and Richmond, VA, in addition to many curated group exhibitions across the country.  In 2012, Kirkland was awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the amount of $8,000. In January 2010, he was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.  Kirkland was awarded the Robert Riddick Memorial Award from the Rawls Museum, selected twice as a semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize for artists in the Mid-Atlantic region, and won a Cummings MFA Grant.  His work was acquired by the University of Kentucky Art Museum for their permanent collection.  In addition to his studio practice, Kirkland has curated numerous exhibitions, published art criticism, and served as Director of Exhibitions for a contemporary art gallery in Washington, D.C.   
I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers' perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood. A largely self-taught artist, Kirkland has had solo exhibitions in New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, IN, and Richmond, VA, in addition to many curated group exhibitions across the country.  In 2012, Kirkland was awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the amount of $8,000. In January 2010, he was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.  Kirkland was awarded the Robert Riddick Memorial Award from the Rawls Museum, selected twice as a semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize for artists in the Mid-Atlantic region, and won a Cummings MFA Grant.  His work was acquired by the University of Kentucky Art Museum for their permanent collection.  In addition to his studio practice, Kirkland has curated numerous exhibitions, published art criticism, and served as Director of Exhibitions for a contemporary art gallery in Washington, D.C.   
I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers' perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood. A largely self-taught artist, Kirkland has had solo exhibitions in New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, IN, and Richmond, VA, in addition to many curated group exhibitions across the country.  In 2012, Kirkland was awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the amount of $8,000. In January 2010, he was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.  Kirkland was awarded the Robert Riddick Memorial Award from the Rawls Museum, selected twice as a semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize for artists in the Mid-Atlantic region, and won a Cummings MFA Grant.  His work was acquired by the University of Kentucky Art Museum for their permanent collection.  In addition to his studio practice, Kirkland has curated numerous exhibitions, published art criticism, and served as Director of Exhibitions for a contemporary art gallery in Washington, D.C.   
I strive to find clarity and resolution in line, color, and form, while challenging viewers' perceptions of surface and space through simple, precise gestures on wood. A largely self-taught artist, Kirkland has had solo exhibitions in New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, IN, and Richmond, VA, in addition to many curated group exhibitions across the country.  In 2012, Kirkland was awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the amount of $8,000. In January 2010, he was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.  Kirkland was awarded the Robert Riddick Memorial Award from the Rawls Museum, selected twice as a semi-finalist for the Sondheim Prize for artists in the Mid-Atlantic region, and won a Cummings MFA Grant.  His work was acquired by the University of Kentucky Art Museum for their permanent collection.  In addition to his studio practice, Kirkland has curated numerous exhibitions, published art criticism, and served as Director of Exhibitions for a contemporary art gallery in Washington, D.C.   
     
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...up, down, turn around, please don't let me hit the ground