Tif Sigfrids is pleased to announce the opening of “Day in, Day Out,” an exhibition of recent works by Claudia Keep. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The show will open with a reception on Friday, April 1, with a reception from 6-8 and remain on view through Saturday, May 7th.
While small in size and restrained in palette, Claudia Keep’s paintings are rich in texture and material complexity. Keep’s favorite subjects include empty country roads, drifting clouds, rain drops on a windowpane, plant brushes, and spider webs. Depopulated safe for the occasional driver, a few butterflies, or a lonely critter these paintings seem devoid of action except for the action of observation itself.
The handling of paint and use of color along with the subject matter place Keep’s paintings in a particular quarter of the landscape tradition. Far from being picturesque or grandiose, these paintings are about the moments in everyday experience where time seems to circle back on itself. They are about the space in between how things look and what they really are.
Claudia Keep (b.1993, Low Moor, Virginia) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Previous solo exhibitions include John’s Friends at Galerie Ulysses (Vienna, Austria) and A Day in Maine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center Gallery (Lexington, Kentucky) in 2019. Keep has also exhibited with The Painting Center (New York, NY), Auxier Kline (New York, NY) and Ablebaker Contemporary (Portland, ME). Keep has been represented by MARCH since 2020 and will have a solo exhibition at the gallery in New York opening November of this year.