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PARAMETERS on Display at Kennedy Contemporary

February 7 @ 8:00 am - March 10 @ 5:00 pm

Volume 1 Member Kennedy Contemporary is proud to announce a solo exhibition by Laguna Beach artist, Chris Gwaltney. This will be Gwaltney’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and will remain on display from February 7th through March 10th, 2024. The gallery also invites you to join them for the Opening Reception on February 15th.


Chris Gwaltney is renowned for challenging the conventions of traditional abstract art, and his most recent collection continues this trend. In his latest showcase, PARAMETERS, Gwaltney establishes specific guidelines to limit the perceived ‘freedom’ associated with abstraction. For the upcoming February exhibition, a key parameter dictates that the influence of a mixed color can only be altered in relation to its neighboring color, tone, or hue.

For the past three decades, in every series of paintings, Gwaltney has employed some small, yet important, rules that he feels are foundational to the completed pieces. “No color exists in a vacuum,” says Gwaltney. “The viewer’s eye moves according to how strong or minimal the contrast between the colors are… I mix up colors with the intention of not altering them once they’re on the canvas. I place a color then decide on its adjacent color. No fussing allowed. It’s a way of testing myself, like tightroping without a net.”Learn more about the exhibition…