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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Last Chance :: Josh Keyes’ Fragment

(All Images Jeff Newman/TheArtCollectors)

Over the past few years Josh Keyes has fast built an almost fanatic collector base, with his last four shows selling out prior to opening. With Fragment, the Portland based painter further solidifies his appeal, as a waiting list of over 400 eager fans clamored for a chance at the ten 40″ x 30″ acrylic panels on view. Most of these paintings continue the familiar themes Keyes’ has been honing in on, with one piece taking on new ground – the plainly titled  Self Portrait as an Old Man.

What makes Josh Keyes great is his mastery of both the overt and covert. First, there’s the hook. Through meticulously rendered and graphically compelling imagery, with obvious environmental and political connections, his works are instantly accessible. Yet, the complexity of these works, with deeper concerns borderlining on the metaphysical, is what makes them so compelling.

Josh Keyes – Fragment is on view until Feb. 13 at Jonathan LeVine, New York. Read on for our images from the show.

Posted by ATARMS | Filed in Artist Talk, Closing Soon, New York City

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