Seaside Art by Kenton Nelson
The California Heritage Museum is pleased to present: “Seaside – Art by Kenton Nelson”. This beautiful collection of beach-themed paintings will be displayed in the museum’s upstairs gallery from June 3, through August 20-, 2023.
The Opening Reception is June 3, 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. The general public is invited to attend.
Nelson’s works constitute a world unto itself. The mundane is glorified, the reality is heightened and perfection possesses a disturbing undertone. Nelson plays with the idyllic implications of a bygone era and uses those symbolic aspects of the collective past that activate a sense of longing, wonder, sadness, or joy. Nelson selects domestic items that could be termed classic or timeless, things that have not been improved upon by our dubious sense of progress. He enlarges them to a monumental scale, frequently at odds with their modest origins, forcing the viewer to pay attention.