~KEVIN KAY . . . in BAM 2012 SILENT AUCTION
first of all, congrats to KEVIN and his wife, SASHA on the birth of their first child, a baby girl, CAMILLE LUCIA, now approaching 3 months.
a native New Yorker, KEVIN was born in Brooklyn in 1974, and that is also where he currently works and lives. A self-described “urban hunter and gatherer” his work combines photography, video, painting, and found objects, with the end result quite haunting and mysterious, or as his website puts it: “a glimpse of an ephemeral world often described as . . from another world.” His camera of choice is an old Polaroid SLR 680, which was in common use in the early 80s. He often uses expired Polaroid film, though that might be the only option today ?
o.k. a little more info on that !!
KEVIN relates that he has a stock of expired Polaroid film, and that “he is constantly buying it from various different sources when it comes up.” He also has about 150 (!!) Polaroid cameras in his possession. Kevin notes that you can buy (fresh) ‘Polaroid’ film from the impossible project,NYC. Polaroid no longer makes film, but impossible “took over where they left off” . . . but, he prefers to use the older stock, for it’s ‘accidental’ ambience, and color effects.
KEVIN KAY has exhibited his work, in the US and abroad, most recently at the AIPAD Photography show in NY, and in ‘Food For Thought’ at the ROBERT MANN GALLERY, NYC.
you can check out, a sampling of his portfolio, here: kevkay.com
He has a wonderful, drop-dead sensual !! very haunting, very lyrical, very poetic, very color ‘play’ intense – 3 piece Polaroid work – in the upcoming BAM 2012 BENEFIT SILENT ART AUCTION, which commences next week, APRIL 11th, with the online bidding ending April 22, 2012 at 6 PM.
BETH RUDIN DeWOODY is this year’s honorary curator.
KEVEN KAY, Untitled ‘Nettie’, 2011. Triptych, Polaroid 600. 4.25 x 3.25 in. (ea.) in BAM – SILENT AUCTION 2012.
IMAGE: COURTESY THE ARTIST & ROBERT MANN GALLERY, N.Y. c/o Paddle8.
p.s. BAM is celebrating it’s 150th ANNIVERSARY – check it out !!