OVERGROWN with Josh Keyes
Josh Keyes new series of paintings embody the theme of natural entropy, regrowth, and restoration. The imagery in these paintings illustrates a post-human world, an environment “Overgrown” and reclaimed by nature. At first glance, the imagery calls to mind the contemporary fixation and anxiety surrounding the ever-growing impact the human presence has in relation to environmental change. The cause or event leading to the absence of humans is left to the viewer’s imagination; Josh’s focus is on the remaining landscape. He chose this theme specifically for Archimedes Gallery and its location in Cannon Beach, Oregon. The rolling and breathing ocean has a healing element, a washing away and wearing down. For Josh, the ocean is a place of renewal, of physical change and psychological transformation, and this vision of regrowth and regeneration is at the core of his new imagery. Exploring the metaphors of organic restoration, and expressing the need for inner cultivation and healing, the historical past and our own personal past are ever present, but there is possibility to change, heal, and grow.
Josh Keyes will have a new collection of original artwork and two limited edition prints available Saturday, June 25th. If you would like to receive a preview of the show, please click here.
See below for a detailed schedule of events on Saturday, June 25th.
Starting at 10 am Saturday, June 25th, we will be offering, in-house only, TWO brand new Josh Keyes Limited Edition Print Releases. If there are any prints left after Saturday’s in-house release, we will be making these available Sunday, June 26th – via email purchase.
Josh Keyes, Pixel-Point Artistry, and Archimedes Gallery will be premiering a brand new – never done before – Josh Keyes print design on birch wood. We are offering 5 very limited fine art print editions of, “L’apres-midi d’un faune (Afternoon of a Faun)” inspired by a piece by Claude Debussy.
We will also be offering, “Return” a brand new limited fine art print, edition 150, of one of Josh Keyes’ new paintings for our Overgrown show.
Josh Keyes and Eva Funderburgh will be doing artist demonstrations in the Coaster Theater Courtyard from 2pm – 4pm for the Plein Air & More Arts Festival’s “Artist Swarm”
Josh Keyes & Eva Funderburgh’s Evening Artist Reception at Archimedes Gallery from 5pm – 8pm