Caitlin Keogh
Waxing Year
5 Nov – 18 Dec 2021
55 Walker

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Caitlin Keogh, Waxing Year, Installation view, 55 Walker, New York, NY, 2021

The Waxing Year paintings bring appropriation of historical material, always central to Keogh’s practice, to the foreground. This show is composed of new work that continues from paintings and collages exhibited in February at Overduin & Co in Los Angeles.

The five large paintings on view here are an extension of the composition of the seven large paintings shown there. All together, the twelve paintings are an interpretation of one continuous collage and drawing. Spatial constructions that could imply narrative are displaced in favor of the visual material (museum postcards, artist’s monographs, textiles, image search results, decorative arts manuals, cell phone photos) that Keogh accumulates in her studio. An expressive subject, as it might exist in the work, is not rendered through painting conventions of touch or voice or narrative sensibility; rather the subject emerges through an open process of acquiring, collecting, and culling, and is represented through the work-a-day, perfunctory line of a technical illustrator. And unencumbered by an actual illustrational utility, the space depicted becomes free-associative, dreamlike, and subterranean.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 1-12

Waxing Year 1-12, 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 1

Waxing Year 1, 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 2

Waxing Year 2, 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 3

Waxing Year 3, 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 4

Waxing Year 4, 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 5

Waxing Year 5, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 6

Waxing Year 6, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 7

Waxing Year 7, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 8

Waxing Year 8, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 9

Waxing Year 9, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 10

Waxing Year 10, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 11

Waxing Year 11, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Waxing Year 12

Waxing Year 12, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Pour un haut devenir du comportement artistique

Pour un haut devenir du comportement artistique, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled 3 (W. Y.)

Untitled 3 (W. Y.), 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Figure 7

Figure 7, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled 2 (W. Y.)

Untitled 2 (W. Y.), 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled 1 (W. Y.)

Untitled 1 (W. Y.), 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Figure 6

Figure 6, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Figure 8

Figure 8, 2021