Exhibit : Defiance

Maxwell Kale :
Defiance

January 13 – February 9, 2021

The Chez Est Gallery | Gallery Hours : Wed – Thr 5:00p – 10:00p, Sun 5:00p – 9:00p
Chez Est, 458 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford

 

Artist Statement : When I think of the word defiance I think of having nothing to lose. Sure you could give up and just fall over or your can give it your all. This is a collection made during the first few months of quarantine during a time after I was laid off and just recovering from a prior abusive relationship. Having more experience in digital art but feeling it didn’t portray the hands on nature I wanted to express my feelings I forced myself to paint with Acrylics. Prior to this I just remember high school art teachers telling me my skills at painting were not the best. But I decided I had nothing to lose with the world on fire. So I remained defiant and I hope you do too.

EXHIBIT EVENTS:

Opening Reception at Chez Est | Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:30p

Virtual Tour of Chez Est Exhibition | Click here

 

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"Versatile" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Too Search for Happiness" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Unfulfilled Dominance in Me" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"To Find Acceptance as Queer" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
Untitled, A Collaboration between Maxwell Kale and Beth Kiefer. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Bored Bottom" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"The Beauty Depression Couldn't Steal" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"To Find Joy in Ones Loneliness" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Pink Jockstrap" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Jockstraps with You" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"The Enteral Summer with You" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"The Search for Ones Self" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Processing Abuse with You" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Man Bent Over" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Bored Daddy" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Held" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Yes Daddy" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Found Comfort" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"Me vs It All" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"From Rape Victim to Survivor" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic on Canvas.
"The Slow Crawl to Hope" by Maxwell Kale. Acrylic by Canvas.

About the Artist

Maxwell Kale

Maxwell (they/their) is a young Connecticut native nonbinary artist living in Monroe. They first discovered his love of art after graduating high school when they saw the film “ Basquiat.” They have since over the years taken a liking to the works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. They consider themselves an expressionist more than anything and prefers digital art because it feels more suited for the social media age.