Solomon's Temple, Cut aluminum & aluminum dust, 7" x 13" x 12", 2015
Solomon's Temple, Cut aluminum & aluminum dust, 7" x 13" x 12", 2015

 

 

Farther Land  ::  artist statement  ::  2014 - Present

Multimedia installation artist Kenseth Armstead’s recent work explores the African-American experience inside the American Revolution. Farther Land symbolically reflects on 10 years of the artist’s research on the true story of slave turned double-agent spy James Armistead Lafayette. The founders’ high ideals and the penalty for deviation from them are both reshaped as objects that relate this point of view. The series responds to the age of revolution and the founders’ declaration that “all men are created equal” with irony and suggestive material content.

 

 

Small works from the Farther Land series:

 

larger scale works from this series: Socrates or Olana.