The Figure: Structure and Variation w/ CATHERINE KEHOE

May 15-19, 2017

The figure will be the point of departure for exploration of pictorial structure. We will walk the line between accuracy and abstraction in our search. This line will lead us to create an image in the simplest terms: a shape and a color made of paint. (Not a head or a leg). We will generate permutations through simplification and abstraction. This rigorous and wide-ranging analysis of the motif will help us see through and around the meaning of things to grasp relationships between objects and space. Mediums will include graphite,  ink, acrylic or oil paint, and collage.

Catherine Kehoe was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She received her BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1989 and her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University, in 1992.

Kehoe has received the following awards: Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Painting; 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 Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston.
Kehoe has been a visiting artist at Swarthmore College, 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 (a summer workshop program of Massachusetts College of Art and Design at Bennington College), The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill,  the Washington Art Association, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, and at JSS in Italy, Civita Castellana. She has also taught a drawing workshop as part of the Training the Eye course at Harvard Medical School.

Full cost of this workshop is $720 (includes 5 days of model fees). A 50% deposit is required to reserve a spot.

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