Debbi Kenote’s Abstract Style and Practice
The works are as playful as they are mysterious, conjuring an unsettling feeling of peering into an unknown space. This space is not absolutely defined either; instead of denying the existence of a frame, Debbi works her painting to subtly push against and break free from its borders. Colourful shapes devolve into abstract patterns, curves, and patches of sprayed paint, peeking out from the frame. She places multiple works of different structures together, forming puzzling installation pieces that suffuse distinct moods and demand to be explored.
Exhibitions, Press and Residencies
She has shown her work throughout the United States of America, including at Page Bond Gallery, Peep Space, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Peekskill Project and the Cob Gallery. Debbi’s work has been published in Elle Magazine, The Hopper Prize, Art of Choice, Page Bond Gallery, Otra Vox and Curina. She has been an artist in residence at the Cob x PLOP Residency, Vermont Studio Centre, DNA Residency, Nes Artist Residency, and CAI Projects. In 2021, she was shortlisted for the Hopper Prize. She has curated exhibitions at Open House and SPRING/BREAK Art Shows in 2018, 2019, and 2021.