A Solo Exhibition Featuring the Artwork of Keenan Derby
On view: April 7 - May 21, 2017
Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is proud to present Secrets of the Sea, a solo show featuring the artwork of Keenan Derby.
Keenan Derby’s abstract paintings develop in a carefully negotiated discourse between formation and collapse. The artwork is an amalgamation of the artist’s initial vision and the unpredictability of the paint itself, which acts an agent in its own application.
Secrets of the Sea explores nature's inherent cycles of destruction and renewal through observations of water and tides. Derby’s process breaks apart and unravels familiar images, like the sea picking away at the coast with time. The finished work is only suggestive of its source material, deconstructed through layers of paint and sand. The irregular planes and mottled colors give every piece the impression of perpetual motion.