New Top Old Bottom
December 15 – January 28, 2017
New Top Old Bottom features a selection of monotypes, paintings on canvas, and ceramics. Sourced from his time in Italy, Texas, and Iowa, among other places, McNamee-Tweed’s pictures carry a sense of intimacy as well as universality. Minced with colloquial and art-historical imagery, the vignettes throughout New Top Old Bottom present visceral realities inhabitable by personal histories as well as grandiose cliché.
Kevin McNamee-Tweed is an artist and curator based in Iowa City, Iowa. Originally from North Carolina, he received a BFA from New York University and will receive an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa in 2019. His work has been exhibited internationally, ranging from installations and visual art to handmade books and widely distributed publications. He is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including the 2016 Montello Foundation Fellowship, the 2017 Bay Space Artist in Residence, and the 2017 Iowa Arts Fellowship. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at Rod Barton (London) The Still House Group (NY) and The Menil Collection Books (Houston). In addition to a studio practice and independent curatorial projects, McNamee-Tweed has worked as Curator at Big Medium in Austin, Texas since 2012.