La Crème de la Flamme
Exhibit A- Lab Rat of the Rich and Famous
Kanene L. Weston, dubbed “a talent out of the ordinary” by Radio Campus Paris, is a multi-medium/disciplinary artist. She presents a body of work that examines a tension between worldliness and the unknown. Kanene dedicated her childhood to intensive training in dance and music. As an adolescent she became increasingly absorbed in visual studies and studio practice. Following preparatory studies in art at Carnegie Mellon and in the international baccalaureate program in art at the United Nations International School, Bucknell University’s music and art departments recruited her as a scholarship recipient.
In a purely deconstructionist spirit she also attended several art programs in NY from 2006-2008 expanding her grasp on the visual realm, and studied notably with the new york school’s Ronnie Landfield and with scientist of color Robert Swain. Under the guidance of Swain,Kanene alighted in Paris in 2008 to learn French and thereafter to earn a masters in the philosophy of art at the Sorbonne.
She served as an arts program professional for inner-city children in the 10th and 14th arrondissements and was invited to participate in the esteemed program for rising arts professionals at the Fondation des Etats-Unis (American Foundation), where she resided for a period of 2 years. She has shown her work in the US and in France and was invited as an intervenant for Thomas Hirschorn's "Flamme Eternelle" at the Palais de Tokyo (subject: The Baroque Esthetic and Violence).
She was introduced to Diamantino Labo Photo, the familial photo lab, where she develops her highly controlled series Blue Mountains (limited to 5 prints per image) in 2013. Her work, strongly influenced by nomadic philosophy, is an existential inquiry, an exploration of the nature of existence through the body. Kanene is a citizen of the United States and Jamaica.