450 Park Avenue is pleased to present works by New York-based artist Kim Keever in the lobby gallery from July 26 – October 18, 2019. This is the tenth show the building has mounted as part of its new program of rotating contemporary art exhibitions, and the exhibition is produced in partnership with Tillou Fine Art.
Trained as an engineer, and working briefly for NASA, Kim Keever has been a full-time artist since the mid 1970s. His background in science, and interest in the landscapes of the Hudson River School and German Romantic painters, informs the unique process used to create the colorful large-scale abstract photographs for which he is best known. Keever’s process begins by meticulously creating miniature landscapes inside a 200-gallon tank, which he then fills with water. Pouring pigments into the water, he must quickly capture their dreamy cloud-like forms using his large-format camera. Sometimes romantic, and other times eerie, the resulting images evoke a sense of the sublime–– landscapes that feel simultaneously familiar and imagined.
Kim Keever lives and works in New York City, and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. His work is in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Chrysler Museum and more. Upcoming exhibitions of his work in the US include Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, New Britain Museum of American Art and Figge Museum.