LINK Gallery Exhibit: Immutable Vapor by Mark Keffer
LINK Gallery, Classroom/Administration Building
Artist reception is January Wednesday, January 25 from 4-5:30 p.m. The title of the pictured artwork: Partial Recall, 24 x 20", 2016.
Mark Keffer is a Cleveland-based artist. He attended Kent State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988. He then completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at The Ohio State University.
He describes his work as balancing act, influenced by the ancient philosophical treatise of the Tao Te Ching, pairing existential austerity with a playful visual approach. He creates imagery that, while nearly abstract, is suggestive of both the celestial and the microscopic. Regarding form, he sets up a back-and-forth relationship between object and image; this occurs through depictions of deep space on the surface of flat panels, their ‘objectness’ further emphasized by being shaped. He is interested in the dual nature of life (easy/difficult, joyous/painful) and how these opposing states are dependent on each other based on context. He hopes his viewers will respond to the work in a contemplative manner, in a sphere of philosophical questioning. “As we navigate a world of turmoil, I believe our best hope is to look inward to recalibrate our understanding of our better selves.”
April 3- 27