With the ninth installment in the series of interviews featuring the artists from the “New Blood. Old Money.” show we welcome the artist, Kelsey Kincannon.
Let’s dive right in & get to know him a bit better …
Kelsey Kincannon
Kelsey Kincannon
Kettle – Tell us a bit about yourself (give a brief bio).
Kelsey – I’ve been painting off and on for about 15 years.  In that time, I’ve come to value creative growth as a catalyst in personal and intellectual development.  I generally don’t have a message or literal narrative in my work.  I mostly just hope it  sparks the creativity and imagination of others.  To continually push each other forward like this may just be what it’s all about.
Kettle – The name of this show is titled, “New Blood, Old Money”. Which are you, “New Blood” or “Old Money”?
Kelsey – New Blood! 
Kettle – So, what intrigues or excites you about exhibiting at Kettle Art?
Kelsey – It’s  a true honor to show work in one of the best galleries in Dallas.
Kelsey Kincannon - Grackle
Kettle – How many pieces do you have on exhibit for “New Blood. Old Money.”? Can you tell us a little about each one?
Kelsey– I have three paintings in the show. One of them is a profile portrait of a grackle looking rather stately.  Another is a hand print with a little something extra.  And the third is a portrait of a mussy jack rabbit, wearing his jacket and tie.
Kettle – Where did you find the inspiration for these pieces?
Kelsey – I like the idea of bending nature.  One of the common aims of these pieces was to frame some of the more absurd aspects in a way that makes them seem usual.
Kettle – Were you able to attend opening night for “New Blood. Old MOney.”? What was your favorite part of the night? What pieces really stood out to you?
Kelsey – Yes.  It was great meeting a lot of the artists in the show.  As well as getting to talk to a couple of folks about my work.  My favorite part of the show was seeing new pieces by artists that I’ve long admired, as well as seeing amazing work from some artists whom I’m just now becoming familiar with.
Kelsey Kincannon -  Hand
Kettle – Will you be showing with Kettle again?
Kelsey – Fingers crossed…
Kettle – Do you have any other shows coming up where one could see your work?
Kelsey – You can see me create live at Synchronicity: An ArtLoveMagic Experience.  The event is on September 10th, from 8pm to 2am, at 2826 Arnetic (2826 Elm St., Dallas TX).  Additional details at www.artlovemagic.com.I’ll be showing a few brand new paintings at the Rehab Art Party at Zubar (2012 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX),  on September 14 at 7pm.  The show will feature eleven other amazing artists, including  a couple of the other “New Blood, Old Money” artists, and will be up for viewing for approximately four weeks.  (I’ll also be djing!)I’m also donating a painting to PINK – A Breast Cancer Fundraiser.  Along with an evening of musicians, artists and djs, there will be an art auction to raise money for the cause.  September 22 at 9pm.  Zubar, 2012 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX.
Kettle – What is in the future for you and your art? Do you see yourself or your art developing in any particular way in the near future?
Kelsey – Upward and outward.
Kelsey Kincannon - Hare
Kettle – Where else can one find your work? (online or otherwise)
Kelsey – At mediumheavy.com
“New Blood. Old Money.” is still up & we still aren’t sure when it’s coming down. It will be up at least another weekend or so, so get down to Deep Ellum and see it while you still can.