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Keith Ramsey Keith Ramsey
Surreal Urban Landscape Painting
from Artspace member

Skylight Gallery

February 2-25, 2001

Opening Reception
Friday, February 2, 7:00-9:00pm

A Closing Reception will also be held on:
Saturday, February 24, 6:00-8:00pm

 
Read the News Release
from February 9, 2001

See the show announcement card: Front | Back

Also showing in February:

  • "Mariah Josephy" Mixed media sculpture and collages
    Foyer & Helena Davis Galleries
  • "Elisabeth Keller" Large abstract paintings from Richmond artist
    Main Gallery

  • KEITH'S ARTWORK ON VIEW AT ARTSPACE
    Click on photos for larger images

    'Hihe knune (High noon)' Oil on canvas
    Hihe knune
    (High noon)

    Oil on canvas, 2000
    Approx. 2'x2.5'
    'Red' Oil on canvas
    Red
    Oil on canvas, 2000
    Approx. 2.5'x2'
    'Room with sonberst skatchez' Oil on canvas
    Room with sonberst skatchez
    Oil on canvas, 1999
    Approx. 2'x2.5'

    Keith M. Ramsey
    painter
    BFA Virginia Commonwealth University 1998


    Taking what seemed to be a non-threatening approach to my work and painting what I thought the public would accept, I felt "safe" in my work, but it began to lose meaning to me.

    During some years of wading through a deep and painful sense of social isolation I began depicting my world in oil on canvas. The bright "non-threatening" paintings were forced into darkness where internal questions and fear became prevalent, which opened a door to an important artistic crossroad.

    Elongated shadows accompanied by bright, vibrant colors and intense lighting work to create images born from experience and ideals. Inspired by thc art of Arron Douglas' divided images, the mystery of Salvador Dali and Balthus, and shadows, colors, and the emotionally driven paintings of Edward Hopper. These influences assist the works ranging from abstract expressionist self-portraits to thought induced social commentaries.

    See Keith's Member Gallery page on Artspace for more information and photos of his paintings.

    Visit Keith online at: www.geocities.com/keithmramsey

    'Astrolojikaltymepeace' Oil on canvas
    Astrolojikaltymepeace
    Oil on canvas, 1998
    Approx. 3'x4.5'

    'Ohpen Envateashun' Oil on canvas
    Ohpen Envateashun
    Oil on canvas, 1998
    Approx. 2.5'x2'


    MORE OF KEITH'S ARTWORK

    'Self portrait: redroom (1/3)' 1998
    "Self portrait:
    redroom (1/3)"

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