IN THE BLOOD: a solo exhibition of works by Matthew Kennelly

18 July - 19 August 2019

ZINC contemporary is pleased to present a collection of photographs by Matthew Kennelly. 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.” - curator, Laura Zeck