Overgrown, June 25th – July 30th
A two person show with striking new artwork by painter Josh Keyes and sculptor Eva Funderburgh
If you are interested in purchasing a piece of artwork or have any questions regarding the show please click here: email purchase.
Overgrown with Eva Funderburgh
Eva Funderburgh’s new sculptures includes bear-like beasts shackled to swirling water, growing harbinger candles on their backs, or carrying entire civilizations. She works with a variety of materials including ceramic, bronze, and porcelain, with a focus on unique patinas for each piece. “My work deals with the overlap of humanity and the natural world. I use my simple, emotive animal forms to examine human motives and emotions. Storytelling and the idea of myth plays a very large role in my work, but equally so the notion of biology,” she says. “Humans are intrinsically biological and the growth of cities follows the same biological imperative as a blooming flower or growing tumor. I try to examine this notion without pronouncing a moral judgment on it. Hence, my beasts may sometime carry entire civilizations on their back, though the question of symbiote or parasite is left open. I also use biology in my work to examine some of the more base aspects of human nature as my creations hunt, eat, and squabble over prizes. “
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, Pixel-Point Artistry, and Archimedes Gallery is offering 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.