Additional information and images - Edward Kay
Representing gallery - selected images and current exhibition information
Images from Kayâ€™s participation in the group show â€śIconsâ€ť, 9 September - 28 October 2006 at Chung King Project, LA.
â€śChung King Project is pleased to announce "Icons," an exhibition of paintings by six European artists, all showing in the United States for the first time.
United by their employment of the small-scale, referencing the language of icon painting, each of the artists presents a new take on the traditional genres of painting.â€ť
At first sight, Edward Kayâ€™s portraits recall Renaissance portraits and British hunting paintings of the C18th, yet his work is loaded with references to the modern day. Gavin Nolanâ€™s paintings depict ambiguous nightmarish personalities, with features distorted and accentuated.
Like Sam Porritt, Kay has studied his MA at the Royal Academy Schools and is represented by Dicksmith Gallery. The small scale, staggering technique and rarefied subject matter of his paintings heighten appreciation of their precious objecthood, as though they were jewels or painted miniatures on a lacquer box.
Exhibition information for Edward Kay â€“ details of current and upcoming exhibitions.