Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to present the 2023 iteration of Cool & Collected. Since 2010 the gallery has presented our exhibition series Cool & Collected as an introduction to artists who have caught our eye in recent years. These artists are new to the gallery and we are thrilled to introduce their work to our collectors. This year we are honored to have Associate Director Lani Holloway curate the exhibition.
Featuring Amanda Acker, the estate of Yayoi Asoma, Kirstin Lamb, and Mary Tooley Parker, the exhibition explores the notion of comfort conveyed in cozy interiors, pictorial hooked rug tapestries, painted embroidery, and the nostalgia of winter lights. As we collectively navigate the third pandemic winter, images carrying associations of warm memories and the sanctuary of home become all the more poignant.
This exhibition is dedicated in memoriam to Yayoi Asoma (March 12, 1980 – January 1, 2023)