Magician's Garden

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.


Cerberus - 30"x40" acrylic on birch panel

Josh Keyes talking with a fan at the opening.


Minotaur - 30"x40" acrylic on birch panel

Josh Keyes and Henry Gunderson, who's solo show opens May 5th @FFDG.

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

Oliver and ILuvHaight.com gets some coverage.


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)

Paul Urich