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IN THE BLOOD | Recent Photographs by Matthew Kennelly
July 22 @ 11:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 12, 2019
ZINC contemporary is pleased to present a recent collection of photographs by Matthew Kennelly at ZINC | Edmonds. In the Blood represents Kennelly’s two-year documentation of a farmstead in Arlington, WA — he uncovers the diligence, patience, and humility embedded in agriculture — something he finds is fading quickly in the current digital revolution. In Kennelly’s words, “you can’t be a farmer unless you’re a hopeless optimist.” A self-proclaimed documentarian of faults and glories, Kennelly hopes for his work to break the barrier between stranger and friend, despair and hope, fantasy and reality.
“I have been watching Matthew’s work for some time and have found his ability to capture a very real human moment fused with a deft sense of composition to be reminiscent of the great documentary photographers of the WPA – leaving the viewer with the feeling of being witness to something on the verge of disappearing.”
ZINC founder + curator, Laura Zeck
Kennelly lives and works in Edmonds and is a writer, photographer, and musician. He resides with his dog and helps out at his father’s music store. Award-winning photographer Ralph Gibson said of Kennelly’s work In The Blood , “There is no other work on a family farm as intimate, warm, and human as this work.”