Art Wall: Kenny Pittock

Can You Peel The Love Tonight

SAM Art Wall commission by Kenny Pittock

From 18 May 

Can You Peel The Love Tonight is a new site-responsive wall painting from artist Kenny Pittock.

In his signature humorous style, Pittock playfully elevates the humble can of fruit in celebration of the beloved fruit growing and preservation industries of the Goulburn Valley, and the region’s community, who stick together through thick and ‘tin’.

Images: Kenny Pittock: Can You Peel The Love Tonight, installation view, Shepparton Art Museum, 2024. Photo: Leon Schoots.

About the artist:

Kenny Pittock (b. 1988 Melbourne) is an artist based in Narrm/Melbourne who works with ceramics, painting, and drawing to playfully critique the seemingly mundane, often using humour as entry point to discussing topics such as anxiety, both on a personal level as well as on a global scale.

Pittock has held solo exhibitions in Italy, Singapore, and New Zealand, as well as in many public institutions throughout Australia. Pittock's artworks are included in many public collections including Bendigo Art Gallery, Artbank, the University of Queensland and the National Gallery of Victoria. Pittock is represented by MARS Gallery, Melbourne.

Kenny Pittock in studio sculpting. Image credit: Emmy Clifton. Image courtesy of the artist.