Kehoe: The Difference Between Things
18 - April 19, 2011
reception: March 25th 6 - 8pm
Yezerski Gallery is pleased to present The Difference Between
Things an exhibition of new paintings by Catherine Kehoe. Pairing
Kehoe's self-portraits and still-lifes, The Difference Between
Things accentuates Kehoe's versatility as a painter. In both her
still-lifes and her self-portraits, we see Kehoe's signature painterly
style, the angular planes of lights and darks that she creates
with her broad brushstrokes and mastery of color. Continuing to
work on a small scale, Kehoe's paintings have a remarkably commanding
presence, which captures the viewer's attention.
Kehoe works very quickly on her portraits whereas she can spend
over a month on her still-lifes. What's produced, however, are
two painting styles, which have subtle, yet important differences.
Her portraits are intense, vigorous paintings, which are driven
by Kehoe's strong and expressive voice. The still-lifes on the
other hand reveal the painstaking process through which they are
created in their intricacy and detail of color and light. "A
Little Nuance" is the title of an essay written by William
Corbett for the exhibition catalogue; The Difference Between Things
asks us to look for those nuances in Kehoe's paintings.