Kim Keever: Underwater Canvas

September 26 - November 7, 2020

Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Kim Keever’s boldly colored, abstract images. Keever photographically captures colliding, billowing colors into a soft yet explosive choreography, creating imagery as beautiful as it is technical.   

 

Trained as an engineer, Keever uses precision and innovation to compose his photographs, utilizing a strategic dispersal of specially prepared pigments into a 200-gallon aquatic tank, creating dynamic, random movement confined within the glass walls.

 

After photographing through the glass, Keever crops the images to achieve the desired compositions. In this process dualities emerge: the images exist in a space between chance and control, between explosiveness and grace. 

 

This is the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery. 

 

 

  • Underwater Canvas

    Kim Keever
  • The Tank, Inside Kim's studio The Tank, Inside Kim's studio The Tank, Inside Kim's studio The Tank, Inside Kim's studio The Tank, Inside Kim's studio The Tank, Inside Kim's studio

    The Tank

    Inside Kim's studio

    "I mix colors, put them in bottles, and then squeeze the paint into the water. It's a 200 gallon tank, lit on the sides. The camera is in front of the tank and I am standing behind it. I fire the camera remotely, that's the basis of what happens." 

  • Kim Keever Underwater Canvas exhibition installation view
    ABSTRACT 47559 & ABSTRACT 46854
  • Kim Keever ABSTRACT 5541B C-print 2013

    ABSTRACT 5541b 2013

    "I've shot 52,000 images over a period of 6 years. I'm always looking for something I haven't seen before. Something that has some kind of magic. Whether its color, form, technique, that sort of thing."

  • 'The work has to strike my subconsicous. I spend a lot of time looking over the images on my computer...

    "The work has to strike my subconsicous. I spend a lot of time looking over the images on my computer and on my phone, searching for the perfect crop."

  • ABSTRACT 21871

    ABSTRACT 21871

    Recently on view at The Aldrich Museum
  • Kim Keever at The Aldrich Museum, Weather Report exhibition, October 2019 - August 2020

    Kim Keever at The Aldrich Museum

    Weather Report exhibition, October 2019 - August 2020

    Before he made art Kim Keever worked as a NASA researcher studying the high-speed behavior of air through jet engines and past moving bodies such as missiles. Turning his back on science, he moved to New York City in 1980 to pursue a career in art, first making paintings that relate to geological processes. 

    - The Aldrich Museum, Essay for 
    Weather Report exhibition, August 2020

  • Underwater Canvas, Kim Keever Underwater Canvas, Kim Keever

    Underwater Canvas

    Kim Keever
    On view at Jerald Melberg Gallery September 26 - November 7, 2020.

    Please contact us at gallery@jeraldmelberg.com with all inquiries. 

     

     
  • Exhibition Works

    On view September 26-November 7, 2020
    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 21871, 2016
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 21871, 2016
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 36483, 2018
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 36483, 2018
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 46854, 2019
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 46854, 2019
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 47220, 2019
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 47220, 2019
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 47559, 2019
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 47559, 2019
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 48377, 2019
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 48377, 2019
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 48411, 2019
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 48411, 2019
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 48661, 2019
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 48661, 2019
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 49300, 2019
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 49300, 2019
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 50105, 2020
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 50105, 2020
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 50300, 2020
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 50300, 2020
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 50362, 2020
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 50362, 2020
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 5541b, 2013
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 5541b, 2013
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 30780d, 2017
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 30780d, 2017
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    • Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 28884, 2017
      Kim Keever, ABSTRACT 28884, 2017
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  • Kim Keever and Jerald Melberg

    Artist Interview