Erin O'Keefe

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Acres Of Afternoon
Acres Of Afternoon, 2023. Unique archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, framed. 24 x 32 inches (61 x 81 cm)

Erin O’Keefe presents the viewer with images of simple geometric shapes in rich colours, painted objects accentuated by precise lighting and shadows. Paint is roughly applied and her hand is legible in textured brush marks. The compositions initially resist and tease the viewer – the scale of the objects is uncertain and flatness and depth appear unreliable. The pleasure of colour and shadow are used against the viewer, in a series of perceptual games played with brush and camera. The image enclosed in the glazed frame is an arranged tableau of painted wooden shapes, photographed to form perceptually impossible objects, the monocular vision of the camera collapsing space.

Recent group exhibitions include AND/ALSO: Photography (Mis)represented at Kasmin Gallery, New York in 2020; Joy before the object at Seventeen in 2019. Solo exhibitions include Certain Things at Seventeen in 2020, a solo presentation at Frieze London 2021 and Nonfiction Seventeen in 2023. O'Keefe will present a solo exhibit at Pitzhanger Gallery, London in June 2023.

Act Natural
Act Natural, 2023, 28x20 inches (71 x 51 cm)
Half Remembered
Half Remembered, 2023, 28 x 20 inches (71 x 51 cm)
Way Over Yonder
Way Over Yonder, 2023, 30 x 40 inches (76 x 101.6 cm)
Silver Twist
Silver Twist, 2023, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76 cm)
Heart of Gold
Erin O'Keefe, Heart of Gold, 2023, 49 x 35 inches (125 x 89 cm)
Here and Now
Here and Now, 2023, 20 x 25 inches (51 x 63.5 cm)
As I Am
As I Am, 2023, 32 x 24 inches (81 x 61 cm)
Lush Life
Lush Life, 2023, 32 x 24 inches (81 x 61 cm)
Lost Horizon
Lost Horizon, 2023, 40 x 28 ½ inches (101.6 x 72 cm)
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