Details:

This ceramic painting depicts a man playing saxophone alone in the woods under a moon. While the illustrative style and content is suggestive of a children's book, there is rarely a clear narrative in McNamee-Tweed's work. Instead, he juxtaposes images that are seldom seen together, hoping to induce contemplation, speculation and laughter.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Saxophone Evening

This ceramic painting depicts a man playing saxophone alone in the woods under a moon. The illustrative style and content of the work is suggestive of a children's storybook. The artist's favorite objects are books and many of his works, including this one, resemble them in their modest size. This composition also demonstrates perfectly how drawing is central to McNamee-Tweed's practice—he incised a drawn line into the clay before glazing and firing it to create this ceramic painting.

Specs:

8 inches
10 inches
0.5 inches
10 inches

③ Artist:

Kevin McNamee-Tweed

Kvein McNamee-Tweed’s multifaceted studio practice encompasses paintings, monotypes and ceramic works. Drawing is central to his process, with each artwork a careful combination of humor and beauty. Many of his works are modest in scale and resemble books—which McNamee-Tweed values above all other objects, including art.

Kevin McNamee-Tweed:
Saxophone Evening, 2021
Glazed ceramic
10.0 × 8.0 × 0.5 inches /