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Painter Catherine Kehoe to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Oct. 17, 2016
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
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"Still Life with White Peony."

“Still Life with White Peony.”

Boston-based painter Catherine Kehoe will present slides and discuss her work on Thursday, October 27 at Johns Hopkins University.

Her talk, “Not What You Think,” which is free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center, on the Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Kehoe is best known for intensely observed self-portraits and the rich color of her complex still lifes. Her paintings are small in size, yet monumental in scale. Earlier this year, reviewing her exhibition, “Vectors and Blind Spots,” Boston Globe art critic Kate McQuaid wrote: “In some ways, Kehoe is an abstract painter, paring down still lifes and interiors to juxtapositions of flat color hung on formal skeletons. A strip of orange, a line of peach, billowing blocks of beige — the translucent curtain in ‘Window Inferno’ — tilt us into a warm world of ordinary things, yet we can’t quite find our bearings. Kehoe, then, puts us on the alert, wakes us up. This is what painting is meant to do.”

Kehoe’s work has appeared in dozens of solo and group exhibitions throughout the East Coast and can be found in numerous private and public collections. She is represented by Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston.

Kehoe teaches drawing and painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has been a visiting artist at Indiana University, Swarthmore College, George Mason University and JSS in Civita. She has received many grants and awards from institutions including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts.

To download images of Kehoe’s work, go to: http://krieger.jhu.edu/visualarts/2016/09/28/catherine-kehoe/

Catherine Kehoe’s appearance is co-sponsored by the Center for Visual Arts and Homewood Arts Programs.

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