Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Keegan McHargue


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Keegan McHargue
Those Who Remember
2004
Color aquatint and hardground etching with chine colle gampi
Somerset white paper
Image size 24 1/2" x 17 1/2"
Paper size 33 1/2" x 25 1/2"
Edition of 33

I really enjoy Keegans work. There is not much information on him, but I like the way he braids mythological and surreal images together.

Keegan was born in 1982 from Portland, Oregon. Commonly portrayed is the imagery of shamans and wizards in portentious ceremonies of hidden import. In meticulous and well crafted works on panel and paper, he weaves a highly idiosyncratic mythology with a precise line and a subdued palette. Negating our educated dependence on recieved norms and structures, Keegn provides the viewer with a sense of joy in the disruption of conventional modes of expression. His almost cubist deconstruction of figural volumes with patterning gives the viewer the sensation that they are seeing a face or body again for the first time, accurately.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keegan, well you won't find much info on him because he is a kid from the west coast who was tagged the next big thing. I wish him luck, but he can never stop making the same thing. It's a sad place to be when you barely know anything.