Skip to content

North Room: Matt Kenny

September 9 - October 8, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 6-8pm


For his first exhibition in New York, Matt Kenny presents a new series of monotypes.

Elusive in nature, they appear reminiscent of wood-cuts, gelatin silver prints, and even

meticulously rendered ballpoint pen drawings. In actuality, Kenny composes them by inking

and arranging plastic shopping bags then running them through an intaglio press. The

resulting works range from solid rock-like masses to writhing anthropomorphic swirls. His

unique works on paper evoke both the spirit of Jean Arp's playful abstraction and the

dynamic energy of Franz Kline's black and white painting.


Derek Eller Gallery is located at 615 West 27th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues.

Hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 11am - 6pm. For further information or visuals, please

contact the gallery at 212.206.6411 or visit