I also did a small interview with them and you can find that here.–> Interview
I have a few AP’s for sale from the release and I’ll be posting them in my Shop Tomorrow at 3:00 pm Eastern.
Also, I have some big news coming up very soon. I’ve been working on a new endeavor for months and I’m just about ready to release it. If all goes according to plan, you should be receiving my next Newsletter on Monday laying it all out.
Hello everyone and late yet robust Happy New Year wishes to you all!
Hope all of you in the American North East are enduring this frozen hellscape as well as you can. I walked to the coffee shop today and felt like I was in The Road. But instead of contending with starvation, roving packs of cannibals, and the rapid deterioration of all humanity, I just had a freshly baked chocolate chip muffin and a piping hot americano. It was delightful. Suck it McCarthy!
Also, around 60 barges broke free on the Ohio River and are currently lodged against the Emsworth Locks and Dams right down the street from me. Many of them are loaded with cargo and a good number of them have tipped and submerged. And there’s nothing they can do because it’s insanely cold and everything is frozen and impossible.
If I had one wish, it would be to meet Cormac McCarthy, Werner Herzog, and Terrence Malick at that snowy riverbank at dawn, and we could just gaze at this profound and enormous display of human folly in complete silence. Manmade industrial leviathans churning and fighting against the unrelenting forces of nature in a cacophonous struggle to avoid the inevitable, quiet end. All our grand aspirations succumbing to the oldest of fates and sinking into the cold darkness to lie amongst the countless number of discarded I.C. Light cans on the bed of the Ohio River. Then we all just nod to each other and walk back to our own separate lives…. Then Herzog circles around and meets at the coffee shop for fresh muffins, and he reads the first book of Harry Potter to me aloud in his Herzog voice.
I’ll be releasing my first print of 2018 this Friday, January 19th, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time in the Andy Kehoe Art Shop.
Measure of Difference
22” x 18” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 100
The holidays are bearing down on us like 9 blackout drunk Santas driving a semi truck down an icy hill at 210 mph hauling a triple trailer filled to the brim with reindeer steaks and eggnog and they all forgot their prescription eye glasses at the Outback Steakhouse where they each consumed 6 blooming onions a piece. It’s an unstoppable force of horror, merriment, over indulgence, and run-on sentences. So to get into the spirit of the inevitability of it all, I present: CYBER BLACK CAT MONDAY
Starting at midnight Eastern on Monday November 27th, everything and anything in Andy Kehoe Art Shop will be 20% for a week with the code: CYBERBLACKCAT17
That includes all of the original work posted in my shop. Speaking of, I just added all of the available work from my recent Thinkspace Gallery show, PRISMATIC to my shop. Is that on sale? It most certainly is. How about all of my remaining Jonathan Levine Gallery pieces? You bet it is. Snazzy iridescent Metal prints? Hell yes. Custom framing? TOTALLY. Cure All Phoenix Tear Tonic? Unfortunately, that’s a no. I had a guy, but he was recently mauled to death by a rabid manticore. If anyone has a connection on that, let me know.
All print orders in the US made before December 18th should definitely arrive before Christmas, and international orders should be made before December 8th to be safe. Though I can’t fully guarantee any shipping times on international orders because once it leaves the States, it’s all in Santa’s velvety, white-gloved hands.
Many of my originals will be shipped by their respective galleries, so try to order those a couple weeks in advance.
Thanks for reading and a preemptive & hearty Happy Holidays to you all.
I got back to Pittsburgh from LA a week ago and had a wonderful time at the PRISMATIC opening at Thinkspace on September 30th. Whew. This show really took it out of me, but I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. I’d talk about it more, but as it turns out, I’ve already spent hours writing about it in my recent interview with Sour Harvest. You can read the interview here:
Here are some photos from the opening courtesy of Birdman
FRIDAY THE 13TH PRINT RELEASE
I’ll be releasing 3 new prints, Together in the Maelstrom, Worlds Apart, & Inherent Tranquility, on Friday October 13th at 4:00 pm Eastern Time through my SHOP.
Here are the details:
Together in the Maelstrom
22” x 26” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 150
20” x 20” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 120
22” x 26” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 120
And one last announcement. Last Tuesday I had another print release through Tiny Showcase, which is actually a pair of prints. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to release prints of the pieces, Forest Sentinel I & Forest Sentinel II, and Tiny Showcase seemed like the perfect place. They are both formatted to 8″x10″ and part of the proceeds go to The Hispanic Federation for relief efforts in Puerto Rico. $25 each or $45 for the pair.
Happy to announce my upcoming show, PRISMATIC, which opens on September 30th, 2017 at Thinkspace Gallery. This will be my first time exhibiting in the LA area in 5 years, so I’m super excited to be back again. Here’s the official statement for the show from the gallery:
Andy Kehoe’s work is compelling, haunting, and magnetic. He uses the suggestion of narrative to imply a trajectory beyond the image plane. The viewer is left feeling as though they have had a glimpse into a much longer, and more significant vignette. Just as all effective suggestions of narrative leave one feeling the absence of its absolute resolution, we feel a mesmerizing pull to Kehoe’s narrative fragments, and wonder what else lies beneath the surface.
The postcard image is the first piece I finished for the show called, Together in the Maelstrom. I’ve been wanting to make a spiritual followup to my piece, Together at the Threshold, for a while now. I made Together at the Threshold for my wife, Ash, for our engagement and it symbolized us at the precipice of our future journey together. This year, on August 25th, we celebrated our 5 year anniversary so it seemed like a fitting time to make the follow up. We’ve been through a lot together in these past 5 years so I wanted to convey the beauty of love and partnership, but also capture the frightening largeness of it. Giving yourself completely to another person, trusting in them, and resigning yourself to all the vulnerabilities that entail, is at once beautiful, comforting, fearsome, and a multitude of other emotions I can’t begin to adequately express in words. Then externally, the world around us is both a grand and dreadful place, so having someone to share the experience is all the more comforting, exciting, and gratifying. But it also brings an extra level of fear and anxiety knowing that all the horrible things in life can affect the person you love and none of it is in your control. All you can do is take their hand and witness it together in all its awe and horror.
Together in the Maelstrom will definitely be available as a print a week or so after the opening so that update will be coming in early October. Check my blog or sign up for my Newsletter for updates. Also, metal prints are now available! They turned out amazing and I’ve gotten an overwhelmingly positive response from the people that have received one. I’ll certainly be considering more metals in the future. Some pieces are just made for it.
To celebrate the announcement of my upcoming show, I’m offering a 15% coupon to my Shop that will be good until the date of the opening. the coupon is good for anything and everything in the shop, including the aforementioned metal prints and all available original works. Here’s the code:
Thanks so much for reading and I look forward to sharing all this new work with you soon!
After months of toiling and fiddling, I finally got a print made of, “Rarefied Splendor.” Pretty excited about these! I’ll be releasing them next Wednesday, August 2nd at 4:00 pm Eastern Time in my Shop.
The sky in the original painting was made by mixing iridescent and pearlescent pigment into the wet resin then painting on and around those patterns. So when it came to making prints of it, it didn’t seem right to just print them on paper. After experimenting with some different papers, I decided to have them printed on aluminum through a process called dye-sublimation. They are printed on a clear coated aluminum sheet which allows the brighter colors in the print to reflect the metal and showcase some of that original iridescence. They are archival, scratch resistant, easily wipeable, and have a beautiful semi-gloss finish. So cool! I’ll include some more info on the dye-sublimation process at the end of the post.
They are more pricey to produce though, so they’ll be at a slightly higher price point of $175 unframed, and $225 framed. I worked with my framer to figure out a low-cost, framed and ready to hang option that looks clean and wonderful and is only $50 more. Since the prints are on metal, this also allows me to frame them with out glass which means that I can offer the framed versions to my international buyers as well. Hurray! Also, if you do end up buying an unframed metal print, I would recommend not using glass when you get it framed.
Here are the details:
Print on Aluminum
18” x 18”
Limited edition of 75
$175 unframed / $225 Framed & Ready to Hang
Sublimation onto metal is a new, cutting edge, way to reproduce an image. Sublimation itself is the process of going from a solid to a gas, back to a solid – skipping the liquid state.
The image is first printed onto a transfer paper and then is adhered to pretreated aluminum (other substrates such as tile, wood, or glass are also available).
The aluminum and transfer paper are placed into a custom heat press, which is heated to temperatures exceeding 380 degrees Fahrenheit. While being subjected to extreme heat and pressure, the dyes from the transfer paper turn into a gas, are pressed into the surface of the metal, and then solidify into the treated aluminum. As the dyes cool they are permanently infused beneath the surface of the metal substrate.
I’m participating in an upcoming group show called, LIGHTNING BOLTS & LITTLE SPARKS, organized by WOW x WOW. It’s an online only show and it opens this Friday June 2nd. As you can see above, the lineup is amazing. If you’re signed up to my Newsletter, you’ll receive an email shortly with an invite to the preview list.
After some serious deliberation, I’ve decided to close my Etsy store. For utterly mundane reasons, like keeping tabs of inventory and sales tax, selling my work in multiple stores is proving to be overly complicated and time consuming. So I’m going to focus on my web store and make it the coolest, and dare I say, sexiest place to buy Kehoe art.
It was a super tough decision as I’ve been with Etsy for 9 years! That’s amazing. They’ve been super wonderful over the years and never stopped improving their platform. Etsy brought me out of the hellhole of programming every bit of my shop in HTML… those were dark and painfully arduous days. So thank you so much Etsy, the Etsy Community, everyone that messaged me, followed my store, liked my items, purchased something from my store, and anything & everything in between! All is very much appreciated. Cheers.
This is the first print I sold on Etsy titled, “Conquering Giants.” It was sold to Tara Klurman on August 11, 2008. Hope you’re well Tara!
Also, one more thing to add. I’ve removed the brown frame option from my shops and added another black frame option. This new black frame is the same one I used to frame the original painting of Eyes of the Wild Wonder for my show. I loved it so much that I wanted to include it as a framing option for my prints. I thought it would be great to have a more decorative option to go along with the simple black frame.