Can despair be joyful at the same time? On August 15, 2013 Stunningly Strange Gallery will explore this concept by hosting a solo show titled Joyful Despair featuring original artwork by the talented artist Kendra Binney.
“Painting is my way of processing the world around me. I’m often struck by the importance of fleeting moments, the perpetuity of their impermanence, and my inability to understand any of it,” says Binney. “The world can be often despairing, and fiercely cruel, and then I see something that makes it all completely endearing regardless.”
Primarily focused on characters and animals, Binney’s work consists of pastel washes and coatings of resin. The color palettes and collages transport the viewer to a gentle state of nostalgia and unrest at the same time.
Binney grew up in a small mountain town where most of her time was spent with the creatures and critters of the outdoors. She now spends most of her days in her studio in Portland, OR where she dreams and paints.
Stunningly Strange Gallery is located at 407 Main Street Edmonds WA. Store hours are 10am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5pm on Sundays. Stop on in and see explore creative and playful art.