SIX PAINTINGS – John Keefer
John Keefer’s paintings are large, dramatic, and beautifully rendered metaphoric representations of the artist’s inner turmoil with the current social and political affairs from around the world. Keefer pessimistically states, “My paintings are me being dragged kicking and screaming into a meaningless present.” The paintings depict overwhelming distress, as ships on open seas erupt in flames as muddled, muted pallets of smoke become the focal point. The viewer begins to wonder who or what are on these ships? Is it a battle or an accident?
John Keefer does not maintain a CV or record of exhibitions, though he has exhibited his work widely, and is also part of many private and public collections including the Five Points Arts Center.