Friday, May 24, 2024

Juxtapoz Journal – Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock are KEFE and They Are Displaying “Contemporary Eyes” @ Harman Initiatives, NYC


Harman Initiatives is happy to current Contemporary Eyes, a two-person exhibition by artist duo KEFE, aka Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock. This would be the artists’ first solo exhibition with Harman Initiatives.

Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock are a husband-and-wife duo based mostly in San Francisco. They’re firmly rooted within the Northern California new modern motion and their work (each individually and collectively) emphasizes their whimsical world-building.

Although they share studio house and supplies, Tunstall and Plock’s kinds and content material exhibit robust individuality. Tunstall’s painterly depictions of sirens and flora delicately distinction with Plock’s anthropomorphic figures adorned in complicated fractal surfaces. These two distinct portray kinds seen of their particular person work, come collectively harmoniously when the pair work collectively as KEFE.

The artists’ pure curiosity of the world round them and their archiving of it function the inspiration and foundation of their work . Documenting encounters with cats and children, skateboards and seascapes, Tunstall and Plock remodel the mundane into the extraordinary. In line with the artists, “It is a present about belief: in our our bodies, our cities, our eyes, so as to higher observe coincidences and broadcast them to the next relevance.”

In Garf Island pictured above, a round mass of florals appears to undulate within the presence of Tunstall’s playful nymphs alongside Plock’s multi-colored Garfield- impressed cat heads. Each artists’ contributions, knowledgeable by their shared ecosystem, lead to a physique of labor that may solely be that of KEFE.


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