Wolf at the Door
"Wolf at the Door" is a collection of Kenyon's recent works, many of which reflect upon and critique the language of market forces, and the way banks and corporations leave individual human experience out of the metaphors they use. Wolf at the Door asks what euphemisms like a debt waterfall, an untapped resource, or a key investment would look like if they reflected the human stories they have unleashed.
Kenyon lives and works in Buffalo, New York, where he is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at the University at Buffalo. Kenyon’s work has been exhibited internationally at The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany, WRO Art Center in Poland, the Trapholt Museum in Denmark, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, and collected by institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His work has been recognized by a TED Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship, and the FILE Prix Lux Art prize. Kenyon’s pieces have been featured in mainstream publications such as Wired, Gizmodo, and The New York Times, as well as in edited volumes such as A Touch of Code (Gestalten Press) and Adversarial Design (MIT Press).
Undercurrent, defined as a body of water below the surface and moving in a different direction from any surface current, is a dedicated exhibition platform for art aiming to support contemporary art practices that are contrary to prevailing trends and movements. We showcase local and international contemporary artists with an inclusive subprogram of artists and creative entities of the Baltic states. This exchange augments our mission by providing a switchback, for a diverse and accessible platform distilling cultural perspectives in New York City. Undercurrent represents, reflects, and identifies aesthetic, emotional, and philosophical complexities in the arts of our time as exhibited in painting, sculpture, mixed media, film, word, and sound. We intend to highlight the existence of multilayered, multipolar systems operating today that simultaneously radiate openness, vulnerability, and self-reflection.