Kennedy continues his explorations of commercial culture or as he refers to it, “the commercial unconscious”. Referencing material from the past two centuries, his work mines a vast repository of visual history such as cartoons, Farmer’s Almanacs, animated films, advertising and 19th Century song sheets. Through a dense proliferation of imagery, text and seductive painting, Kennedy creates a rich and phantasmagoric depiction of this communal psyche.
A sense of mystery, stories untold, buried histories and political unrest ease through the paintings and pulls the viewer into a strangely familiar pictorial landscape. Kennedy also references a loss of time, innocence, and consciousness that has been deceived by new and old promises.
Kennedy has exhibited extensively in Canada and the US including the C-Pop Gallery in Detroit, 2004, The Cambridge Gallery in 2004, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver 2003, as well as Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York in 2006. Kennedy’s work is found in major collections throughout Canada and the US.