Paintings & Sketches by Josh Keyes
April 7 - April 30, 2011
Josh Keyes was born in Tacoma, Washington. He received a BFA in 1992 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in 1998 from Yale. Keyes is drawn to the clinical and often cold vocabulary of scientific textbook illustrations, which express the empirical "truth" of the world and natural phenomena. He infuses into a rational stage set many references to contemporary events along with images and themes from his personal mythology and experience. These elements come together in an unsettling vision, one that speaks to the challenges of our time. Keyes currently lives and works in Portland Oregon with his wife, graphic designer Lisa Ericson.
Josh Keyes talking with a fan at the opening.
Cerberus Detail Drawing - 11.5" x 15.5" - graphite on Stonehenge paper
Cerberus Drawing - 27.5 " x 19.5" - graphite on Stonehenge paper
Waking Drawing - 27.5 " x 19.5" - graphite on Stonehenge paper
Waking - 30"x40" acrylic on birch panel
The San Francisco Chronicle released a collector's poster the day of the opening in their 96 Hours section.
Writhing - 30"x40" acrylic on birch panel
Writhing Drawing - 27.5 " x 19.5" - graphite on Stonehenge paper
Writhing Detail Drawing - 11.5" x 15.5" - graphite on Stonehenge paper
Brian Fabian and Ashley Taylor
Mariah, Jesse, Chris, and Evelyn
Micaela, Josh and Chad
David and his new bride to be with Josh Keyes (center)