"White Dress, AZ"
Color Photograph, Archival Inkjet print
Mated in white and framed in 1.75" white frame to 27.25" x 27.25"
"For over a dozen years I have gone to a place in Southern New Hampshire, in August and photographed the night. Beginning around 10pm the stars appeared: thousands of them- a sight so enchanting I stand there in silent awe. These are long exposures, 45 minutes to an hour and strange things happen: mists come and cover the lens, stars streak and moons rise and fall. No ambient light intrudes other than my flashlight or the occasional house lights. More recently I've gone to the Southwest where the night sky is too brilliant to imagine. Amoung the great rocks and giant saguaros, another kind of magic takes hold and once more, my handheld flash lights shape the image."
Kay Kenny received a BFA from Syracuse University, MA from Rutgers University, and MFA from Syracuse University (all in Visual Arts). Painter, photographer. Writes art criticism and articles on the visual arts for arts magazines. Photography teacher for over twenty years at New York University, and the International Center of Photography in New York City.
2016 Individual Artist Fellowship NJSCA, 2015 Legacy Award, Griffin Museum of Photography, 2009 Honorable Mention in FineArts Photography Lucie Awards. Three-time recipient of NJSCA fellowship award. Numerous one-person shows, most recently in Medellin, Columbia, Taipei,Taiwan, Lubbock, Texas and New York City. Curated several exhibits, including ''Memory & Loss", a five-person photo-based exhibit at the Mary Anthony Gallery in New York City. Her work is in several notable corporate, museum and private collections.
Recent publications about her work include Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde, by Lyle Rexer, Abrams Publishing, Light & Lens,Photography in the Digital Age, & Photographic Possibilities by Robert Hirsch, Focal Press as well as several other photography books. Photo Insider Magazine featured an interview with her about her work in their June issue 2001.