"The pinhole photographs of Slumber offer evidence of bodies in repose and unrest cocooned in their private environments. Slumber was created during the pandemic to document our internal, isolated, and surreal lives. Made overnight with a small wooden camera and recorded onto film, the images are the result of long exposures that blur the details of the inhabitants of these rooms recording snatches of movements and scumbled forms of bodies over time."
"To lie beside another human is perhaps our greatest source of warmth. Most of Kenyon’s beds are built for two, but not all of them appear full. One image does show a couple lying close, spooning with eyes closed, while in several pictures one partner appears sleeping and the other less so. Asleep together: we belong. But when the person beside us is soundly asleep and we are wide awake, we feel stranded and most alone. Some of Kenyon’s beds appear half empty. Some beds are a mess and seem to sleep no one. Some figures are so translucent as to be partly there but more not there. In one image, a lone sleeper is covered completely, swallowed by a comforter that takes on a pinkish biomorphic form, and this form spills over a short and narrow mat on the hard floor of an art studio. Dark, abstract prints flank the walls and hang above the figure like ghosts, dream-projections, photographs inside photographs."