TILLOU FINE ART is pleased to present photographs by Kim Keever in the lobby gallery of 450 Park Avenue from September 27, 2019 – January 15, 2020. A reception and artist talk will be held on Thursday, October 10, from 5–7 PM at Philips Auction gallery, and will feature five of Keever’s most recent abstract photographs.
Kim Keever is well-known for creating strange and atmospheric photographic images by pouring paint into a 200-gallon water tank and then photographing the colors as they disperse and meld, creating images that evoke earthly clouds while also remaining abstract and alien. The works are mysterious and ephemeral, creating a nuanced and dreamlike space that bridges the real and surreal. Trained as an engineer, and working briefly for NASA, Kim Keever has been a full-time artist since the mid 1970s. His background in science, and interest in the landscapes of the Hudson River School and German Romantic painters, informs this unique process used to create the colorful large-scale abstract photographs for which he is best known. Sometimes romantic, and other times eerie, the resulting images evoke a sense of the sublime–– landscapes that feel simultaneously familiar and imagined.
Kim Keever lives and works in New York City, and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. His work is in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Chrysler Museum and more. Upcoming exhibitions of his work in the US include Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, New Britain Museum of American Art and Figge Museum.