The Marlin Gallery will host an exhibition of the works of Andrea Wohl Keefe and Colin Keefe from January 30th to February 21st. An opening reception will take place on Wednesday, January 30th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Gallery hours will be Monday through Thursday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Andrea Wohl Keefe is an artist and art educator based in Philadelphia: “About 12 years ago, I stopped trying to reproduce what I was seeing. I began to think more about how we see, how we know what we see, and how our beliefs and understandings are built on what we think we see. I use simple shapes to push and pull color. I mash together controlled geometric forms with elements that I have little control over. I use cast shadows and reflected light to highlight the illusion of control.”
Andrea was born and raised in Bridgewater, NJ. She received a BFA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, and an MFA from Miami University in Oxford, OH. She currently lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, Colin, their son, dog, and cat. She teaches art and is the department chair at Central High School in Philadelphia, and works in her studio as much as possible.
Colin Keefe is an artist and curator based in Philadelphia: “My drawings and sculpture explore methods for breeding urban environments using organic models – multicellular organisms’ reproductive and propulsion strategies, pollination methods employed by plants, or stellar birth. The resulting images depict cities grown organically, without an “urban planner” as protagonist, based on environmental conditions and observing “natural” rules that are internally consistent – a closed set describing the universe they inhabit.”
Colin was born in Boston, MA. He received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Washington University. Recent solo exhibitions include Robert Henry Contemporary, New York, NY, Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown, PA, and RHV Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Village Voice, Bushwick Daily, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia City Paper, LA Times, Sculpture Magazine, and Title Magazine.