Paintings & Sketches by Josh Keyes
April 7 - April 30, 2011
248 Fillmore St. - SF, CA - 94117
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)