Ian McKeever, Henge IV, 2016, oil and acrylic on cotton-duck, 125 x 165 cm
Paintings and Painted Panels
With a benchmark 6th exhibition with Galleri Andersson/Sandström, we are proud to present the pioneering British abstract painter Ian McKeever’s Paintings and Painted Panels. Two convergent series of paintings will be on display; Hours of Darkness – Hours of Light, and an ongoing series titled Henge. McKeever’s acute sensibility of light and space in painting will be on display in full force.
The Hours of Darkness – Hours of Light series was originally created by the artist in 2014 after he was invited to exhibit at Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, a large Jesuit church in Cologne, Germany. McKeever’s approach is experimental, exploring new methods to propel his senses deeper into the process of painting. For this occasion the artist choose to start with his own “abandoned” paintings. Taking fragments of those paintings, McKeever has re-worked and activated them by adhering them onto wooden panels. By reinvestigating these “abandoned” paintings he has changed their histories, and has created something quite new and beautiful. These panels are a result of McKeever’s persistent interest in what is possible with the surface of a painting, its ability to emit a presence of light or its ability to absorb it, hence the title Hours of Darkness – Hours of Light.