Opening reception tonight: It’s a ‘fine line’ at new Flinn Gallery exhibition

James Kennedy’s Curvilinear, Acrylic Polymer On Encised Masonite Panel is part of the new exhibition.

James Kennedy’s Curvilinear, Acrylic Polymer On Encised Masonite Panel is part of the new exhibition.

The Flinn Gallery, sponsored by the Friends of Greenwich Library, will present an artistic duo this spring when they exhibit “A Fine Line — Kennedy and Koenigsberg,” an exhibition featuring the artworks of Nancy Koenigsberg and James Kennedy.

The artists focus on line, shape and form and their work will have an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. today March 14, on the library’s second floor. Ms. Koenigsberg uses textile techniques — weaving, knotting and crochet — in her steel and copper wire works. The work is a synthesis of the natural world and the technological environment. Using the medium of narrow-gauge electrical wire, her wall-hung and free-standing sculptural works form lace-like layers of nets, allowing for transparency, the passage of light and the formation of shadows.

According to the gallery, she creates a sense of weightlessness and luminescence by manipulating the industrial wire, creating delicate textiles that contradict the strength and durability of the metal.

Ms. Koenigsberg’s work has been seen over a span of more than a quarter-century in both solo and invitational shows from New York to Hawaii and from Europe to Asia.  She is the co-founder, president emeritus and program director of the Textile Study Group of New York, and is represented in the public collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Arts and Design and in private collections.

Over the last decade, the work of the award-winning Mr. Kennedy has been featured in both solo and group shows, from Art Basel Miami to the Royal Dublin Society. He is represented in private and corporate collections, including that of playwright Edwin Albee and Saatchi + Saatchi. He currently has four galleries presenting his work, including Mindy Solomon in St. Petersburg, Melissa Morgan in Palm Desert, Galerie Werner in Pittsburgh and Art Bridge in London.

His work places shapes and forms within landscapes and their various abstractions. At the same time, Mr. Kennedy explores the linguistics of music, mathematics, dance and architecture in his personal language of form and color.

The curators of the show are Flinn committee members Claire Furlin, Barbara B. Luce and Cynthia Whalen.

The show will run from March 14 to May 1 and may be viewed Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours to 8 p.m. on Thursday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. In addition, the gallery will present an artists’ talk with Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Koenigsberg on Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m.

Artworks will be available for sale, with a portion going to the Friends of Greenwich Library. For further information visit Flinngallery.com.

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