Upcoming Art Show, The Witching Hour & New Print Releases

Hello Everyone,

I’ve been hard at work on my upcoming art show, The Witching Hour, and all that work is finished and on its way to Melbourne, Australia. *Fist Pump* Travel safe my children. The show opens on Friday, October 19th at Outré Gallery. Here’s the postcard with all the pertinent info:

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I’ll be leaving for Australia this Sunday and I’m beyond excited. It’s going to be a hell of a flight, but Zelda and Stardew Valley will keep me company along the way. As I’ve said before, Australia has been amazing to me over the last few years and I couldn’t miss an opportunity meet all my Aussie friends in person. I have much gratitude to dispense.

Print Shop News

On the eve of this grand voyage, I’m going to release Stormbreaker as a limited edition print this Friday, October 12th at 4:00 PM Eastern in my Shop. I need a new smaller print in the Shop and this fits the bill nicely.

Also on October 12th, I’ll be listing a pre-release for the print of, Under the Glow of Anomaly, which is the painting used for the postcard image above. The pre-release will run for a week up to the opening and print will be offered at discount during this time. Then the wide release will be a week later on October 26th, along with a couple other prints from this show.

Both prints are available now for Guild Members and they can be found in the Guild Members Section.  **You can use your Guild discount on top of the Pre-Release discounted rate.**

Here are the specs on the prints:

StormbreakerStormbreaker
12” x 12” (including 1″ white border)
Limited Edition of 100
$35

 

Under the Glow of AnomalyUnder the Glow of Anomaly – Pre-Release
20” x 20” (including 1″ white border)
Limited Edition of 120
$65

Upcoming Shows and Open Edition Prints

Hi Everyone!

I got a decent amount of info to unload which includes: upcoming art shows, a new Open Edition Print section in my Shop, and a big announcement on my art show plans for next year and onward.

Upcoming Art Shows

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First up, I’ll be submitting a piece to the 13th Annual Blab! Show which opens on September 8th at Copro Gallery. As you can see from the flyer above, its a pretty stacked lineup and these shows are always amazing… and always an amazing honor to be involved in. I’m currently putting the finishing touches on my painting and will be releasing the image in the coming weeks.

Outre Show

I’m simultaneously painting a new body of work for my upcoming show at Outré Gallery which opens on October 19th in Melbourne, Australia. I’m planning on having at least 9 pieces for this show, and I’m also planning to attend the opening in Melbourne. Supposedly all Americans say “Melbourne” incorrectly so that’s something I need to work on before I enter the country. Australia has been super amazing to me over the years and I’m super excited to visit for the first time and meet all you wonderful people on the other end of the world.

Art Shows Going Forward

With these 2 show announcements, comes another important announcement. This Outré Gallery show will be the last big art show that I do for a long while, and quite possibly might be the last big show that I ever do. I’ve decided to take a bit of an art show hiatus for many reasons and instead of talking your eyeballs out about it, you can check out this Patreon Post for a more detailed explanation.

In short, I cancelled all my shows next year, including my upcoming 2019 Jonathan LeVine Gallery show (which is crazy sad), and I don’t plan on booking any more solo shows for the foreseeable future. That being said, I’m not giving up painting and I still plan on doing a couple group shows every year. I’m just not currently in a position where I can spend so much time, energy, and resources on a big show.

After these upcoming shows, I’ll be shifting my focus to Patreon where I’ll be diving head first into digital painting and print making. I’ve been wanting to get into screen printing for a long time and I have some big plans in the department. More on that to come. As of now, I have a lot to learn in both of those departments and will have a clearer picture of where I’m heading in the coming few months. I am excited though and I look forward to fully committing to these new endeavors.


Print News: Open Edition Prints

There are always pieces from shows that I really want to release as a print, but hesitate due to the risk and constrictions of a limited edition release. I also get requests for older pieces as prints but, again, hesitate for the same reasons above. So I just up and started an Open Edition section in my Shop where I can stop all this damn hesitating and offer those pieces as prints. Now you can buy them, or not buy them, since it’s all super cool and mega casual. They are the same quality as my Limited Edition prints, printed on the same paper, are titled and signed, and since they are Open Edition, they are also less expensive. Seems like a good deal all around.

You can find the Open Edition section here: Andy Kehoe Art Shop Open Edition Prints

Here are some of the prints available as Open Edition.

Face the Darkness
Face the Darkness (2017)
King-of-the-Hermits
King of the Hermits (2011)
Krampus in the Wild
Krampus in the Wild (2011)
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Lord of Treasury (2008)

Thanks for reading!

-Andy

Out of the Fog

Hi Everyone!

Out of the Fog

Last weekend, I dropped off my original painting, Out of the Fog, at Spoke Art NYC for the opening of the group exhibition, Suggestivism: Resonance. I really wanted to attend the opening to see some old friends again, to meet some new ones, sign some copies of the new, beautiful Suggestivism book that was just released, and to eat a slice of NYC pizza which I miss so, so dearly. I accomplished all of those things and had an awesome time. The show itself is amazing and I highly recommend you to check it out if you’re in the NYC area. You can find more info here: Suggestivism: Resonance

As much as I wanted to attend the opening for all the reasons listed above, the main reason I had to attend was because my painting was insanely late and wasn’t dry enough to ship. Driving it from Pittsburgh to NYC to hand deliver it to the gallery was the only viable option to get it there in time for the show. I’ve been working on this painting for a few months so why did a 16″x20″ oil painting take me so long to complete? I wrote a rather long-winded and brutally honest exposition into my creative and mental challenges over the past 8 months, but I’m going to spare you from that… also, after rereading what I had written the next day, I closed it without saving it. I think the importance was just writing it and knowing it for myself.

In brief, I’ve been mired in an existential quagmire and I’ve been trying to climb out of it for the better part of a year. This painting was a symbolic first step for me to climb out of the miasma of crushing self-doubt that had enveloped me and to get back on solid, creative ground again. It was an important piece for me to finish, and even though it took to the very last conceivable moment, I finished it and jumped that first mental hurdle. Relief. I wanted the piece to speak to my experience, so I came up with this painting and this title, Out of the Fog. I felt like I was in a deep, dense haze, but I wasn’t standing idle in it. I was journeying deep into it in, hoping to find something grand and meaningful within. Even though this piece is pretty small, it feels enormous to me in many ways.

I’ll be releasing limited edition prints of this piece on Friday July 20th in my Shop at 4:00 PM Eastern time. Here are the details on the print.

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Out of the Fog
16” x 20” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 120
$65

Also, for those of you that are signed up to the Multiversal Creature Guild, the print will be pre-released today, Tuesday July 17th, at 9:00 AM in the Guild Members section of my Shop.

Thanks so much for reading!

-Andy

 

Patreon & The Multiversal Creature Guild

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Hello Fellow Creatures

It’s been a while since any meaty art updates and this a going to be a big juicy slab of an update. (Note: This post will pair well with a spicy, bold red wine.) I’ve been super busy starting up a new endeavor that I hope will aid me in my quest into creative unknowns. What creative unknowns? That’s what I am going to find out. Confused? Me too. Pretty much always.

As you know, I’ve been making original works for galleries for over a decade and it’s a position I’m endlessly grateful for. It’s a privilege and an honor to hang my work up in these amazing galleries. I still have trouble figuring out how I actually pulled that off. Making a living by painting dragons, cats, trees, and the Cosmos is kind of a miracle. It’s been my obsession to keep pushing the bounds and scope of my work and I’m very proud of the evolution of that work. But…

(Yes, there’s a “but.”)

The “but” being that working as an exhibition artist was never intended to be the apex or end point of my creative ambitions. (Before I continue, I must stress that I will continue making original works for shows. I just intend to offset my creative time into other areas.) Branching out into other creative fields has been long time desire for me. Unfortunately, the all-consuming nature of my current work state has put all those desires on the back burner for years. At this point, those ambitions have been reduced down to burnt, black coal, but put that coal under some flame and you got… hot creative fire? Doesn’t make much sense but I’m running with it.
For instance, I’ve been writing off and on for years and I’d love some time to dedicate to writing and see what I can come up with. A book or some sort of animated project are dreams of mine but I need the time to really focus on that. Also, I recently invested in equipment to learn how to paint digitally. This medium will aid me immensely with any concept art work and possibly lead to some collaborative work. But as I said, I need the time to learn and master these digital tools before I take that next step.

How in the living hell can I reformat the very fabric of time?

It’s a conundrum I’ve long been trying to solve, and I think I might’ve found the answer. Patreon. If you’re unfamiliar with Patreon, it’s essentially a patronage system, where you support a creative with monthly subscription payments. Like Kickstarter, there are a number of tiers and each tier affords you a different rewards and access to a certain level of posts.
Here’s a video that explains it better than I can:

Here’s a link for those that can’t see the embedded video. Patreon Video

I’ve already launched the page in preparation to this announcement and it explains my creative goals with Patreon in better detail. You can find it here: ANDY KEHOE PATREON

Not only will this help me in other creative endeavors, but having a more sustainable income will greatly help me with my original work. As amazing as this job is, one thing it isn’t is consistent and predictable. Art sales should never be the standard of success, but its an undeniable factor when it’s how you make your living. I can honestly say that I’ve never let sales influence the course of my work. I guess I’ve been pretty lucky in this regard, because I never really had to. My work grew and evolved but my fans and collectors took the journey with me and supported me though it all. But times are changing and when work doesn’t sell like it used to, doubt creeps in and that little buried voice on financial practicality starts to get a bit louder. Time to slap that voice back to its “shut up hole.”
I appreciate all my collectors more than I could possibly describe with my addled, semi-coherent brain. That being said, I’d prefer not to be in a position where the only thing separating me from financial ruin is dependency on collectors buying my original work. That’s not ideal for anyone involved. So that’s another huge reason that I’m turning to Patreon. Having a sense of financial independence would allow me to continue with my passion of creating without the fear of it all coming crashing down.

With my Patreon launch, I also get to announce the MULTIVERSAL CREATURE GUILD. When you support my Patreon page, you can access this esteemed secret Guild that will connect you to like minds from multiple universes.

More info on the Guild here: Multiversal Creature Guild Info

When you become e a member of the Guild you get a Welcome Kit including a Certificate of Membership, a Membership Card, and an Official Guild Hard Enamel Pin (to help you spot other Guild Creatures in the Human World.) I hope to see you among our ranks one day. Here are some pics of the Welcome kit items:

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I’m very excited for this next chapter in my creative journey and I hope that you can join me for ride.

Thanks so much for reading.

Travel well.

The People’s Print Shop Release

Hello fellow Creatures

Just a quick notice that I’ll be releasing a new print through The People’s Print Shop tomorrow, Thursday May24th at 4:00 Eastern. (1PM PST) The print is of my piece, Enter the Deep Hour.

Enter the Deep Hour
Enter the Deep Hour

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The prints look super amazing. They’re a quality print shop and it shows. Here are the specs on the release:

Enter the Deep Hour
24” x 20” including 1” white border
Limited Edition of 50
Signed and Numbered
$75

You can purchase the print via their website here–> The People’s Print Shop

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.

Until then, here’s a cryptic preview.

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Thanks!

Wintery Hell Print Release 01.19.18

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.

Loose Barges

 

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.


PRINT NEWS!

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.

Details below:

Measure of Difference

Measure of Difference
22” x 18” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 100
$75

 

Thanks so much for reading and have a great 2018

CYBER BLACK CAT MONDAY – 11.27.17

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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.
Andy

PRISMATIC Opening & Sour Harvest Interview // Print Release Friday 10.13.2017

PRISMATIC OPENING

Hi Everyone!

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:

SOUR HARVEST INTERVIEW


I updated my site and added images of all the new works. You can find the gallery here:

PRISMATIC Gallery


Here are some photos from the opening courtesy of Birdman

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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 MaelstromTogether in the Maelstrom
22” x 26” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 150
$95

Worlds ApartWorlds Apart
20” x 20” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 120
$75

Inherent TranquilityInherent Tranquility
22” x 26” Including 1” White Border
Limited Edition of 120
$95


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.

TINY SHOWCASE PRINTS 

Forest Sentinel 1Forest Sentinel I

Forest Sentinel 2Forest Sentinel II


Thanks so much for reading!

Andy

PRISMATIC Opening Tomorrow at Thinkspace Gallery

Just a final reminder that my next show, PRISMATIC, will be opening tomorrow at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. The opening is from 6-9 pm.

I’ll also be releasing a limited edition print through Thinkspace and they’ll be available at the opening. The prints are of the piece Bask in Phenomena. I’ll be signing them soon.

Bask in Phenomena

Bask in Phenomena


Here’s a little sneak preview of the show. I’ll also be providing a link to the preview at the end of the post.

Worlds Apart

Inherent Tranquility

The Unnatural Order of Stillness


Here’s the link to the preview as promised.

PRISMATIC Preview

Also, here’s a link the Facebook event if you want to check in.

PRISMATIC Facebook Event

Thanks!

Andy

Upcoming Show: PRISMATIC

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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.


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Together at the Threshold
Together in the Maelstrom
Together in the Maelstrom

SHOP NEWS

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:

PRISMATIC15

Thanks so much for reading and I look forward to sharing all this new work with you soon!