I’m going to have some large sculptures on view at The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore from February 11–March 6, 2011.
The Contemporary Museum is doing a monthly series of changing exhibitions on view in its storefront exhibition space titled “New View.” I’m the third artist participating in the series.
I will also be the guest artist at The Contemporary Museum’s Contemporary Café series, talking about my work at 9:30am on Sunday, February 13, 2011.
My work will feature two characters I’ve designed, Lucky and Zonk.
Lobsters don’t ever die of old age—at least that’s what I learned listening to a broadcast about mortality on WNYC’s Radiolab. Further exploration of the topic confirmed that lobsters show no measurable signs of aging. When they die it’s because they’ve been killed by some sort of predator or external force of nature. Uninterrupted they would just grow and grow, maybe forever. This is so unlike the human experience that it begs comparison.
Lightning is a symbol of creation and destruction—a symbol of power and speed. People will compare intense moments of their life or the unexpected arrival of a great idea to being hit by a bolt of lightning; a force so powerful that’s it’s hard to comprehend. Zonk is my visualization of that indescribable thing.
NEW VIEW: NV3
Kendall Bruns: Lucky and Zonk
February 11, 2011–March 6, 2011
The Contemporary Museum
100 West Centre Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contemporary Café: Kendall Bruns
Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 9:30am
Free, Contemporary Museum Members / $5, Non–Members