Kenneth Capps’ post-minimalist sculptures use industrial materials in an investigation of the physical and philosophical changes that have taken place in our modern world. The artist’s works explore architecture and geometry testing classical ideals of balance verses proportion, mass versus void. Whether in the form of ink on paper, steel drawings or three-dimensional works, Capps’ practice demonstrates the various means in which a singular form can be analyzed.
Capps has been a significant figure in the American art world for more than four decades. His work has been shown throughout the United States including the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT; The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA and at the Sharjah Arts Museum in the United Arab Emirates. He has been honored with a Pollock/Krasner foundation grant, and twice been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Capps is in the permanent collections of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA; the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY; the Alfred Schmela Sculpture Park, Dusseldorf, Germany; the Eli Broad Foundation, Los Angeles, CA and Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.