We undertake analysis of works of art, not because we mean to copy them, but in order to set ourselves in motion. — Paul Klee
Paintings from art history will be the jumping-off place for exploration of pictorial structure and invention. Mediums will include graphite, charcoal, collage, acrylic and/or oil paint. Each participant will look deeply at one or two images and generate permutations through simplification and abstraction. We will work from reproductions of paintings from the 14th through the 19th centuries. This rigorous and wide-ranging analysis of images from our painting ancestors will feed our own work and imaginations as we engage with images that speak to us still. Recommended: start with one image that you would like to work with, in various media. Bring a few extra images (postcards, printouts from online, etc.) in case you exhaust the possibilities or your interest in the first image.
Catherine Kehoe was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She received her BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University. Kehoe has received the following awards: Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Painting; Ballinglen Foundation Fellowship, Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust Grant; Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist Grant; Blanche E. Colman Award; St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant, and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Award. Kehoe is represented by Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston.
She has been a visiting artist at Johns Hopkins University, Swarthmore College, University of Washington, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, Colby College, Hendrix College, George Mason University, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and Indiana University.
Kehoe teaches painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has also taught painting workshops at Art New England, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Washington Studio School, Art Workshops Boulder, and at Cullowhee Mountain Arts. She has also taught drawing workshops as part of the Training the Eye course at Harvard Medical School. Kehoe is a co-founder of Black Pond Studio in southeastern Massachusetts. Catherine Kehoe