Holiday Update 2019

Son of a Krampus. Thanksgiving and the holiday season are upon us. How does this happen every year? One day there are inappropriately early Christmas decorations popping up and all of a sudden you’re waking up on New Years day with a (hopefully) mild hangover, shaking confetti out of your hair, and wondering where the hell the last month and change went. As we helplessly drift towards the holiday black hole, there is but one hope to pull us from the maw of the jolly void… Cyber Black Cat

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Cyber Black Cat returns to our dimension on December 4th, bringing a week long sale at Andy Kehoe Shop. All items will be 15% off including prints, originals, and puzzles. **Guild Members get an additional %15 off on top of their Guild Discount**

He’ll also be bringing a print release along with him. (Details below)

Speaking of prints, I recently released my newest Patreon digital painting as a print and it is available now.

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Liminal Communion

Printing this particular piece was pretty tricky due to the subtleties in the dark tones and I kept losing a lot of the details in my first attempts. I really love this image so I wanted the print to be as good as possible. This lead me to explore some different paper types and I eventually landed on a Satin gloss paper. It worked like a charm and really picked up those tiny details. This is the first print of mine that is printed on something other than matte paper and I think it fits this image so well.

Art Show News

I have a small 12″x12″ painting heading down to a Thinkspace Group Exhibition at Scope Miami Beach 2019 Art Fair which opens on December 3rd. As always, a ton of amazing artists involved so check the Thinkspace site for more info.

Thinkspace Scope Miami Beach

The show pieces won’t be up on their site until December 3rd so be sure to check back to see all the work. Here’s my piece for the show: (if you’re interested in purchasing this, use the Thinkspace contact page)

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There Is No End – Oil on Wood – 12″x12″ – $800

As alluded to above, this small piece will be the print released on Cyber Black Cat Wednesday. I’ve been wanting to add another small print option and this seems like a solid choice. Here’s the print release info:

There Is No End
12″x12” including 1” white border
limited edition of 100
signed, titled, and numbered by the artist
$35

Thanks for reading everyone!

-Andy

 

 

 

 

Autumn Update 2019

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Hello and Happy Fall everyone!

Throw on that cozy sweater, break out the boots, and heat up some cider because the first real chill of Fall has finally rolled in. Go on now Summer. Git! With Autumn comes all the familiar occurrences: vivid leaves falling in the breeze, wood fires burning, panicked squirrels burying nuts they’ll forget about minutes later, and the smell of stale pumpkin spiced latte breath. Magical. I’m more into all the apple treats attributed to Fall though I did dig into a pumpkin roll pretty hard this week. Can’t beat that cream cheese icing. Mmmmm. Wait, does anyone make an apple roll? I must investigate.

Art Show News:

I recently had a small 12″x12″ piece hanging in the Thinkspace booth at Moniker Art Fair in London. Here’s an image of the piece:

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Transcender – 12″x12″ – Oil & Resin on Wood – SOLD

The piece has sold but I’m still considering making some prints. Having some more smaller print options never hurts. Consider the idea considered.

I also have an important update on my upcoming show at Red Truck Gallery in November… it’s super cancelled and not happening anymore. Sorry for the bummer announcement. Seems like the ownership of Red Truck Gallery changed recently and things are a bit in flux. I was offered a chance to participate in an alternate version of the show at a new gallery but I decided to opt out. At this point in my career, I’m very hesitant to jump into anything uncertain and unestablished, especially when it comes to art shows and galleries. Or in the words of Roger Murtaugh:

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This was my actually response to the show offer and they luckily got, and appreciated, the Lethal Weapon reference.

I started a few pieces for this show which I’m going to put on the back burner for the time being and work on them at a less breakneck pace. I’ll find somewhere else for them to go. The two 20″x24″ pieces will almost certainly go to my next Outré Gallery show which will open next year in October. Super excited to get back to Australia! Much more on that show to come.

Print News:

My September Patreon digital painting was posted and a limited edition print for the piece is available now. Here’s the image of the piece along with the print info:

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Dawn of Other Worlds

Dawn of Other Worlds
22″x15” including 1” white border
limited edition of 100
signed, titled, and numbered by the artist
$65

As always, you can find the print in my Shop. Here’s a direct link to the print:

Dawn of Other Worlds Limited Edition Print

I’m currently busy at work on my newest Patreon digital painting which (spoiler alert) will be very Halloween influenced. I’ve always wanted to make a Halloween inspired piece, so I’m super excited to have an opportunity with my Patreon work.

Thanks for reading!

-Andy

Erratic Summer Update

Hello and Happy Summer everyone!

Last week was a record balmy scorcher that tried its best to melt my face and this week has been full of mild spring days… we’ve officially gone and broke the Earth. Until our inevitable catastrophic demise, here’s some art to enjoy!

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Omen Moon – 07/2019

This piece is my Patreon digital painting for July. I really wanted to figure out how to create planets like I do with my paintings, specifically how it made planets with resin. With resin, I would throw a bunch of wet oil paint into the poured resin and go to town to create those swirly textures. I discovered a filter in Photoshop that allows me to do something very similar. Here’s a link to a process video if you’d like to see it in action.

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Really happy with how the planet turned out and super happy with the piece overall. Getting more and more comfortable with the digital medium and getting more able to evoke the mood I want. But digital work isn’t all I’m working on these days, so here’s a traditional painting update.

Art Show and Traditional Painting Update:

I’m working on a few pieces for an upcoming group show called, “Unto the Unreal” which opens on November 8th at Red Truck Gallery in New Orleans. I’ve been wanting to show with Red Truck for a while so I’m super pumped to finally get a chance to exhibit with them. I’ll have at least 3 pieces in the show and I’ll definitely be attending the opening. I can’t pass on a chance to visit New Orleans.

Also, I decided that I’m going to start making a small oil painting a month for Patreon. I’m going to start with some 8″x10″ panels and go from there. I’ll be posting these for sale on Patreon first then they’ll be available to everyone else a week later.

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Panels ready for weird art

I also have a couple Thinkspace group shows coming up in the Fall. More on that to come.

Print News:

I’ll be releasing the new digital piece as a limited edition print tomorrow, Friday July 26th at 4:00 PM Eastern time. As always, prints will be released through Andy Kehoe Art Shop.

Here are the details:

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Omen Moon – Limited Edition Print

Omen Moon
18”x22” including 1” white border
limited edition of 100
signed, titled, and numbered by the artist
$70

Thanks so much and stay cool out there… or stay warm. Who knows these days.

-Andy

 

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

 

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:

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

 

Upcoming Group Show 06.02.17: LIGHTNING BOLTS & LITTLE SPARKS


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Hi Everyone!

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.

Otherwise, visit the WOW x WOW site for more info: https://wowxwow.com

Here is my piece for the show. Thanks!

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“Reminiscing Bygone Intentions”
24” x 24”
Oil, Acrylic, & Resin in Cradled Wood Panel
$4500