The painting above is the most recent of the "Posies" series, 48' x 36" the painting has been described as "hopeful." After a successful October/November run at the Beacon Building in downtown Manchester, NH, I have created 2 more of the Pandemic Posies series (see image above and below right). The nine paintings of the series are now on display at the Rochester Museum of Fine Art in Rochester, NH until February 5th. The Museum is open from 9 - 4 Monday - Friday and there is a rotating video exhibit on their website for 5 months. the original Pandemic Posies statement: "SINCE THIS HORRIBLE PANDEMIC SHUTTERED PEOPLE BACK IN MARCH I'VE BEEN PAINTING. THE WORLD HAD BECOME FULL OF ANXIETY AND FEAR AND MY FIRST INSTINCT WAS TO PAINT THOSE STRESSED-OUT EMOTIONS ON CANVAS. IN MY MIND, IN THE NEWS, IN THE WORLD OUT THERE EVERYTHING SEEMED BLEAK, HEAVY, DARK. BUT IT TURNED OUT WHAT I NEEDED TO PAINT WAS ESCAPE. I WANTED BRIGHT COLOR AND ENERGETIC LIGHT AND JOYOUS MOVEMENT AND SOMETHING ALIVE. THESE ARE SOME OF THE PAINTINGS FROM THIS YEAR. I GUESS THEY ARE FLORAL THEMED THOUGH NO ACTUAL FLOWER SPECIES IS DIRECTLY REPRODUCED. I SEE THEM AS GARDEN PAINTINGS OR LANDSCAPES OR SPACE-SCAPES BUT ULTIMATELY ESCAPES. I HOPE OTHERS ENJOY THEM TOO."
ARBOR is a 48" X 36" painting completed in October 2020. Now you can view this alongside eight other paintings that hopefully inspire some optimism in viewers. Please come and see these between 9am and 4pm Monday - Friday at the Rochester Museum of Art in Rochester, NH. Be sure to honor all Covid protocols.
ARGH Gallery is no longer at 416 Chestnut St., Manchester NH. ARGH Gallery now exists wherever we may be able to "pop it up," and also on this website. It was a very exciting 2-year adventure of foisting non-usual art upon the public. Thank you for the support of the brick and mortar space. Moving forward this site will continue to show what's happening with my, Kevin Kintner's, art. I hope you visit often.
This is part of the display in the Bernier Room of the RMFA where 9 "Pandemic Posies" completed in 2020, a year of pandemonium.