PRISMATIC OPENING

Hi Everyone!

I got back to Pittsburgh from LA a week ago and had a wonderful time at the PRISMATIC opening at Thinkspace on September 30th. Whew. This show really took it out of me, but I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. I’d talk about it more, but as it turns out, I’ve already spent hours writing about it in my recent interview with Sour Harvest. You can read the interview here:

SOUR HARVEST INTERVIEW


I updated my site and added images of all the new works. You can find the gallery here:

PRISMATIC Gallery


Here are some photos from the opening courtesy of Birdman

 


FRIDAY THE 13TH PRINT RELEASE

I’ll be releasing 3 new prints, Together in the Maelstrom, Worlds Apart, & Inherent Tranquility,  on Friday October 13th at 4:00 pm Eastern Time through my SHOP. 

Here are the details:

Together in the Maelstrom
22” x 26” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 150
$95

Worlds Apart
20” x 20” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 120
$75

Inherent Tranquility
22” x 26” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 120
$95


And one last announcement. Last Tuesday I had another print release through Tiny Showcase, which is actually a pair of prints. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to release prints of the pieces, Forest Sentinel I & Forest Sentinel II, and Tiny Showcase seemed like the perfect place. They are both formatted to 8″x10″ and part of the proceeds go to The Hispanic Federation for relief efforts in Puerto Rico. $25 each or $45 for the pair.

TINY SHOWCASE PRINTS 

Forest Sentinel I

Forest Sentinel II


Thanks so much for reading!

Andy


Just a final reminder that my next show, PRISMATIC, will be opening tomorrow at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. The opening is from 6-9 pm.

I’ll also be releasing a limited edition print through Thinkspace and they’ll be available at the opening. The prints are of the piece Bask in Phenomena. I’ll be signing them soon.

Bask in Phenomena


Here’s a little sneak preview of the show. I’ll also be providing a link to the preview at the end of the post.


Here’s the link to the preview as promised.

PRISMATIC Preview

Also, here’s a link the Facebook event if you want to check in.

PRISMATIC Facebook Event

Thanks!

Andy


 

Happy to announce my upcoming show, PRISMATIC, which opens on September 30th, 2017 at Thinkspace Gallery. This will be my first time exhibiting in the LA area in 5 years, so I’m super excited to be back again. Here’s the official statement for the show from the gallery:

Andy Kehoe’s work is compelling, haunting, and magnetic. He uses the suggestion of narrative to imply a trajectory beyond the image plane. The viewer is left feeling as though they have had a glimpse into a much longer, and more significant vignette. Just as all effective suggestions of narrative leave one feeling the absence of its absolute resolution, we feel a mesmerizing pull to Kehoe’s narrative fragments, and wonder what else lies beneath the surface.

The postcard image is the first piece I finished for the show called, Together in the Maelstrom. I’ve been wanting to make a spiritual followup to my piece, Together at the Threshold, for a while now. I made Together at the Threshold for my wife, Ash, for our engagement and it symbolized us at the precipice of our future journey together. This year, on August 25th, we celebrated our 5 year anniversary so it seemed like a fitting time to make the follow up. We’ve been through a lot together in these past 5 years so I wanted to convey the beauty of love and partnership, but also capture the frightening largeness of it. Giving yourself completely to another person, trusting in them, and resigning yourself to all the vulnerabilities that entail, is at once beautiful, comforting, fearsome, and a multitude of other emotions I can’t begin to adequately express in words. Then externally, the world around us is both a grand and dreadful place, so having someone to share the experience is all the more comforting, exciting, and gratifying. But it also brings an extra level of fear and anxiety knowing that all the horrible things in life can affect the person you love and none of it is in your control. All you can do is take their hand and witness it together in all its awe and horror.


Together at the Threshold

 

Together in the Maelstrom


SHOP NEWS

Together in the Maelstrom will definitely be available as a print a week or so after the opening so that update will be coming in early October. Check my blog or sign up for my Newsletter for updates. Also, metal prints are now available! They turned out amazing and I’ve gotten an overwhelmingly positive response from the people that have received one. I’ll certainly be considering more metals in the future. Some pieces are just made for it.

To celebrate the announcement of my upcoming show, I’m offering a 15% coupon to my Shop that will be good until the date of the opening. the coupon is good for anything and everything in the shop, including the aforementioned metal prints and all available original works. Here’s the code:

PRISMATIC15

Thanks so much for reading and I look forward to sharing all this new work with you soon!

 


After months of toiling and fiddling, I finally got a print made of, “Rarefied Splendor.” Pretty excited about these! I’ll be releasing them next Wednesday, August 2nd at 4:00 pm Eastern Time in my Shop.

The sky in the original painting was made by mixing iridescent and pearlescent pigment into the wet resin then painting on and around those patterns. So when it came to making prints of it, it didn’t seem right to just print them on paper. After experimenting with some different papers, I decided to have them printed on aluminum through a process called dye-sublimation. They are printed on a clear coated aluminum sheet which allows the brighter colors in the print to reflect the metal and showcase some of that original iridescence. They are archival, scratch resistant, easily wipeable, and have a beautiful semi-gloss finish. So cool! I’ll include some more info on the dye-sublimation process at the end of the post.

They are more pricey to produce though, so they’ll be at a slightly higher price point of $175 unframed, and $225 framed. I worked with my framer to figure out a low-cost, framed and ready to hang option that looks clean and wonderful and is only $50 more. Since the prints are on metal, this also allows me to frame them with out glass which means that I can offer the framed versions to my international buyers as well. Hurray! Also, if you do end up buying an unframed metal print, I would recommend not using glass when you get it framed.

Here are the details:

Rarefied Splendor
Print on Aluminum
18” x 18”
Limited edition of 75
$175 unframed / $225 Framed & Ready to Hang

 

And as promised, some info on dye-sublimation on Aluminum via Blazing Editions.

Sublimation onto metal is a new, cutting edge, way to reproduce an image. Sublimation itself is the process of going from a solid to a gas, back to a solid – skipping the liquid state.

The image is first printed onto a transfer paper and then is adhered to pretreated aluminum (other substrates such as tile, wood, or glass are also available).

The aluminum and transfer paper are placed into a custom heat press, which is heated to temperatures exceeding 380 degrees Fahrenheit. While being subjected to extreme heat and pressure, the dyes from the transfer paper turn into a gas, are pressed into the surface of the metal, and then solidify into the treated aluminum. As the dyes cool they are permanently infused beneath the surface of the metal substrate.

 

 



Hi Everyone!

I’m participating in an upcoming group show called, LIGHTNING BOLTS & LITTLE SPARKS, organized by WOW x WOW. It’s an online only show and it opens this Friday June 2nd. As you can see above, the lineup is amazing. If you’re signed up to my Newsletter, you’ll receive an email shortly with an invite to the preview list.

Otherwise, visit the WOW x WOW site for more info: https://wowxwow.com

Here is my piece for the show. Thanks!

“Reminiscing Bygone Intentions”
24” x 24”
Oil, Acrylic, & Resin in Cradled Wood Panel
$4500

 


After some serious deliberation, I’ve decided to close my Etsy store. For utterly mundane reasons, like keeping tabs of inventory and sales tax, selling my work in multiple stores is proving to be overly complicated and time consuming. So I’m going to focus on my web store and make it the coolest, and dare I say, sexiest place to buy Kehoe art.

It was a super tough decision as I’ve been with Etsy for 9 years! That’s amazing. They’ve been super wonderful over the years and never stopped improving their platform. Etsy brought me out of the hellhole of programming every bit of my shop in HTML… those were dark and painfully arduous days. So thank you so much Etsy, the Etsy Community, everyone that messaged me, followed my store, liked my items, purchased something from my store, and anything & everything in between! All is very much appreciated. Cheers.

This is the first print I sold on Etsy titled, “Conquering Giants.” It was sold to Tara Klurman on August 11, 2008. Hope you’re well Tara!


Beyond the Familiar, Sacred Beast, and Nascent Musings of Incorporeal Design are now live.

You can find them in my Shop and in my Etsy Store.

Also, one more thing to add. I’ve removed the brown frame option from my shops and added another black frame option. This new black frame is the same one I used to frame the original painting of Eyes of the Wild Wonder for my show. I loved it so much that I wanted to include it as a framing option for my prints. I thought it would be great to have a more decorative option to go along with the simple black frame.

Here’s a picture of the new frame option.

Thanks!!


Hello everyone,

So after much deliberation with myself, my wife, Gizmo the dog, and as many cats as would listen to me, I’ve finally decided to release the Beyond the Familiar print on Wednesday August 17th at 4:00 pm Eastern time. I flirted with the idea of having it printed outside my studio, but the costs would’ve been too much for everyone involved. So it took a lot of test runs, color correcting, and general tweaking to capture all the subtleties in the piece, but I think I finally nailed it. I wanted it to be right before I announced the release, and I’m very happy with the final results. It’s the largest print I’ve ever released at 22″ x 26″ so that’s pretty exciting. I’m also releasing a couple of the vertical pieces from the show as well.

The prints will be released in both my Shop and my Etsy Store.

Thanks so much! Here are the details:

Beyond the Familiar
22” x 26” including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 150
Signed and Numbered
$95


Sacred Beast
12” x 22” including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 120
Signed and Numbered
$65


Nascent Musings of Incorporeal Design
12” x 22” including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 120
Signed and Numbered
$65


My latest solo show, Fantastical Romanticism, opened at Jonathan LeVine Gallery last weekend and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Thanks so much to the gallery, all the staff, and everyone that helped me get that somewhat heavy artwork on the walls. 

I posted all the work from the show on my website, and you can check it out here. Fantastical Romanticism Work

The show will be up until July 23rd, so if you’re in the New York area, please stop by and see it in person if you can. It’s definitely a different experience in person. More info at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery site. 

I’ll be releasing my first prints from the show on Friday July 1st, 2016 at 3:00 Eastern Time. Prints will be available in my Web Shop and also in my Etsy Store.

Here are the specs on the prints. Thanks so much!


Eyes of the Wild Wonder
14” x 28” including 1” White Border
Limited edition of 150
Signed and Numbered
$80


Multiversal Coalescence
20” x 20” including 1” White Border
Limited edition of 150
Signed and Numbered
$75


The Hunter
20” x 20” including 1” White Border
Limited edition of 150
Signed and Numbered
$75


Patrol of the Dusk Warden
22” x 18” including 1” White Border
Limited edition of 150
Signed and Numbered
$75


I’ll also be releasing a print of Beyond the Familiar in a few weeks with a couple others. It’s the largest piece I’ve ever done, so I’m going to play around with some sizing and printing options before I decide on how to release it. More on that print to come.

Beyond the Familiar
Print Coming Soon!


I’m releasing three prints on Friday, September 18th at 4:00 PM Eastern time. They are prints of work from my recent group shows this summer, and will be the last prints I release this year.

I’m currently hard at work on my upcoming Jonathan LeVine Gallery solo show that opens June 2016. So all my art making efforts will be directed there until next year. June seems like a far way off, but boy does time fly when you’re putting a show together. I have some grand ideas planned so I’m excited to get into the thick of it.

Although I will doing a small piece for Thinkspace for Scope Miami 2015 in Art Basel in December.  I’ll post more on that when the weather gets chillier. 

Here’s the info on the prints:

Young is the Night  20

Young is the Night  20″ x 20″ including 1″ White Border Limited Edition of 120 Signed and Numbered $75

Eternal Glow of the Celestial Peaks 18

Eternal Glow of the Celestial Peaks 18″ x 22″ including 1″ White Border Limited Edition of 120 Signed and Number $75

An Uncertain Encounter 12

An Uncertain Encounter 12″ x 12″ including 1″ White Border Limited Edition of 100 Signed and Numbered $40



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