Watchful creatures in the woods: Andy Kehoe.

We had cause to visit Jonathan LeVine’s Gallery on West 20th Street in New York a couple of weeks ago, and few days before our appointment we went to the opening of Andy Kehoe’s show ‘Strange Wanderings’ (a twin show with Gary Baseman’s ‘Walking Through Walls’.)

There isn’t a lot to say about them other than…they had us spellbound for the entire evening. They actually did. We wandered from painting to painting staring into the mesmeric watchful eyes of the cat-like woodland dwelling creatures, at wolfish silhouettes and delicate skeletal trees, and hundreds of tiny leaves rendered painstakingly one-by-one in varnished oil on board. They nearly made my eyes leak, a little. Andy himself was a humble young fellow, with a sparkling excitement in his face which outshone the brush-induced tiredness that everyone who’s ever put on a show will recognise. We’ve made a purchase since, and can’t wait to get those comforting eyeballs onto our walls.

Feast yours on these:

‘Dark Drifter’

‘Onward Again My Friend’

‘Chance Meeting of Forest Dragons’

‘Lost In The Void’

Andy Kehoe: http://www.andykehoe.net
Jonathan LeVine: http://jonathanlevinegallery.com
Andy’s print shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/andykehoe

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