Santa Fe artist Lindsey Kennedy’s latest photographic work explores intimacy as an unavoidable necessity of survival.
Lindsey Kennedy’s current photographic work uses color and instant film to explore texture and concept through still life.
“I started my current project in May, and I noticed right away that it was a reflection of my experiences with intimacy this year. I named the project Miner when I realized I was fixating on stones and minerals and fruit pits. It felt like they represented pieces of a core intimacy—one that can be mined and taken forcibly or gifted and deserved. Before this year, I had not really considered occasions where intimacy is an unavoidable necessity of survival.
It has also become something that only exists in extremes for many of us. As some relationships slow to a halt or disappear entirely in quarantine, others are accelerated and given no space. This—and all of the attempts at cultivating intimacy through a screen—has me thinking about how to interrogate and represent the veils around us that didn’t exist until recently. I was already interested in wrapping familiar forms in fabric, but I started applying the idea to the body and objects that allude to the human form. Revealing known forms of the body without actual nudity also alludes to intimacy, closeness, and how they are performed.”
Kennedy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and gender studies and now works for Santa Fe art book publisher Radius Books.
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