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Kenrick McFarlane

Kenrick mcfarlaneKenrick Mcfarlane (b. 1990) is a Jamaican-American artist living and working in Chicago. In his work, Mcfarlane combines representational and illustrational imagery with abstract gestures to create complex figurative paintings.

In 2010, Mcfarlane had his first solo show entitled “Face Off” at the Gene Siskel Film Center. In 2012, exhibitions by Kenrick Mcfarlane included “The King of Crooks” which was shown at Morton College, and also “The Tipping Point of Me and We” at Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center. The exhibition was also hosted by the Contemporary Arts Council and curated by Tempestt Hazel.  Later in 2012, Mcfarlane was chosen by Kerry James Marshall to participate in an exhibition curated by Dawoud Bey entitled, "Eclectic Coherence” The show was held at Expo Chicago located at Navy Pier.  Kenrick Mcfarlane is currently working towards his BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

McFarlane describes his process in this interview video:

 

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