Changes is a collection of drawings by NYC based artist Zebadiah Keneally. In this series of images, Keneally explores the idea of time and it’s effect on the human condition. Keneally deploys a loose and freeform graphic mark-making style to investigate themes such as the self’s relationship to past and future, the relationship between self and spirit, and they ways in which time is spent over the course of a working week. Channeling masters of graphic shorthand such as Guston and Steinberg, Zebadiah Keneally’s drawings manage to convey a sense of effortlessness and spontaneity while capturing the timelessness of hieroglyphics. Repeating symbols such as clocks, blockheads and “cool sun dudes” accumulate to comfortably capture themes of work, love, and hope in a system that is able to appear universally recognizable while remaining slightly opaque and idiosyncratic.
Zebadiah Keneally (b. 1984) is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. He has performed at MoMA PS1 for The Classroom at the New York Art Book Fair, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Y Gallery, Mixed Greens, Manhattan Neighborhood Network and WNYC’s Greene Space. Outlet Fine Art presented Keneally’s first solo show in 2016. He has published with Nieves Books and Endless Editions. His publications are in the collections of the MoMA Library, the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Public Library Special Collections. His books are available at Printed Matter. Keneally’s drawings, paintings, sculptures, videos and books have been shown in New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuwait City, Melbourne, Prague, Osaka and Ljubljana, Solvenia.