I Know What You Re Thinking

June 25, 2016

I Know What You Re Thinking, clay hardened by heat, fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Size: XS.  1979.

I Know What You Re Thinking

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I Know What You Re Thinking, and No You Didn’t

 

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Thanks NRA

Thanks NRA, clay hardened by heat, fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Size: XS.  1979.

 

Thanks NRA

Thanks NRA Thanks NRA Thanks NRA

Thanks NRA

3/4 viewing perspective for you viewing pleasure

 

 

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No You Didn’t

No You Didn’t, clay hardened by heat, fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Size: XS.  1979.

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No You Didn't

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Good Hands

Good Hands, clay hardened by heat, fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Size: XS.  1979.

Good Hands

Good Hands

 

Good Hands

 

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Saved By The Bell

Saved By The Bell, clay hardened by heat, fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Size: XS.  1979.

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Saved By The Bell

 

 

 

 

 

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Wait For It

Wait For It, clay hardened by heat, fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Size: XS.  1979.

 

Wait For It

 

Wait For It

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Wait For It Wait For It

Wait For It

Wait For It

 

 

 

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Practice

June 17, 2016

Weak Sauce, You Do You, Get You A Man Who Can Do Both, Peekaboo (combined w/ props).

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Weak Sauce

May 27, 2016

Weak Sauce, clay hardened by heat and water-soluble when wet, yet water-resistant when dry fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Size: XS.  1979.

Weak Sauce

 

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Weak Sauce

3/4 view for your viewing pleasure

 

Weak Sauce

full frontal

Weak Sauce

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Weak Sauce

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Weak Sauce

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full frontal

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full frontal

full frontal

ull frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

ull frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

ull frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

full frontal

 

 

 

 

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You Do You

You Do You, clay hardened by heat and water-soluble when wet, yet water-resistant when dry fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Size: XS.  1979.

 

You Do You

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You Do You You Do You

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You Do You

 

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Peekaboo

Peekaboo, clay hardened by heat and acrylic paint. Size: XS. 1979.

Peekaboo

 

.75 viewpoint perspective

 

 

Peekaboo

Peekaboo

 

frontside/backside/lip slide revealed

 

 

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Get You A Man Who Can Do Both

Get You A Man Who Can Do Both, ceramic and acrylic paint. Size: XS. 1979.

Get You A Man Who Can Do Both

 

3/4 viewing pleasure

 

 

Get You A Man Who Can Do Both Get You A Man Who Can Do Both

backside/frontside/backside revealed

 

 

 

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INSTALL HELP

April 28, 2016

Everybody Lacks Confidence

 

On the Clifff

Act Like You Are Quiet

Lying Down So Comfy Doubting The Refrigerator Closing Completely

 

 

 

 

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Ditch Projects

April 10, 2016

ditch projects

Keith Allyn Spencer: Thank God I am Not God
April 9 – 30, 2016
Opening Saturday, April 9, 6-9pm

“Energy, especially that of color, is the most important element in Keith [Spencer’s] landscape and figure paintings that come to life with no formal studies other than a rudimentary midnight sketch using more notes than lines. Painting directly on canvas with broad strokes of oil produces softly realistic and semi-acbstract works. Spencer’s beloved horses, the human figure and rural scenes of South Carolina’s upstate and lowcountry vibrate with life and invite the viewer into a world of glowing color and gentle shapes. Spencer paints the radiant energy of his subjects rather than the details of line and form. Horses, cattle, groves of trees, rolling hills, salt marshes, and nudes all emit a life force that combines with that of Spencer [himself] to appear on the canvas in cool, vivid hues of purples, greens, yellows, and the myriad colors of nature.”

“If I could paint, I’d want to paint the way he does. I’m blown away by his work. Keith Spencer’s sense of structure is impeccable. Nobody uses Cadmium Red to better advantage. His painting approach is fresh and energetic, but with substance.”

“[Keith Spencer] …is an exceptional painter…his work is very strong.”

“I have collected the work of Keith Spencer for many years now, and I live with his paintings everyday. Keith’s work radiates from the walls of my house. It is no exaggeration to say that the best of his work possesses a profound energy that comes from a remarkably unique and intense pallette and a deep connection with the subject matter, whether it’s the familiar landscape of the South Carolina horse farm where he lives and paints, or the nudes, portraits and Indians that seem to live even in abstraction. The earliest works I own of Keith’s are exact realism and could be mistaken for photographs in their precision. He has earned his way to the new and visionary work he creates that blurs the line between realism and pure abstraction. The discipline of his former life as a realist comes through the paint. His work is alive.”

“Free and confident. These words describe the work of Keith Spencer. His excellence in color—–his strength in brushwork….this draws you into his paintings—-then you become fascinated by his interpretive landscapes and figurative work. His brush seems to dance on the canvas. I am sure his work will delight us for years to come. I look forward to “what next” from this talented artist.”

“Rythmic, strong brushwork is a prevalent force in Keith Spencer’s paintings. His images are built with and enhanced by richly loaded color. Many times hovering between realism and abstraction these images strike a note that is familiar with our visual understanding
of nature, yet allows for a conceptual response as well. The painter frequently begins with a deeply toned background, that he allows to become part of the painting, and that contributes to a strong feeling of unity. His paintings address the landscape or figure with an engaging freshness. While being grounded by excellent draftsmanship, he allows the work to be expressive and open to chance. This is not an easy line to walk and Spencer’s work balances these elements well. The result is that this artists paintings are unusually
vibrant and inviting .”

“Keith’s work really is very strong. He is both an expressive painter and a true colorist.”

“Keith Spencer’s rich, luscious oils capture the light and depth of the southern landscape as few artists can. His realism is textural and thick, encouraging the viewer to enter the painting and become a partof his world. ”

“You don’t have the choice not to paint. You never really did”.

“As a gallery owner and professional artist myself, I have always had a great respect and admiration for the talent and vision of Keith Spencer. The base of knowledge upon which Keith builds his work shows a depth of understanding that is rare in contemporary artists. I feel that Keith’s understanding of color, composition, and movement, allow him to create works that function on both a figurative and abstract level. If realism is about subject matter and abstracts are about paint, Keith’s work bridges the gap. That is one reason I have found his work to have such widespread appeal. The average viewer does not have to search for a connection to the work. The confidence and richness in Keith’s paintings allows the viewer to simply trust in the beauty that the artist has communicated. I have had the pleasure of working with Keith Spencer for a number of years and have watched his work evolve. Throughout all of this process there has been a string of continuity that I call the artist voice. His work is still evolving and refining, as all true artist’s work should. I look forward to seeing the path on which it will take us as the viewers.”

KEITH ALLyN SPENCER (b.1979) was born and raised in the American Southwest. An emphasis with the middle letter of his name helps diminish the perpetual mix-ups with similar named persons. Currently, Kurt resides with his family in Bloomington, Indiana. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor navigating towards long-term job security, cul-de-sacs, and organic groceries. BlackLivesMatter. Kent received his MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (2011) and a BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso (2003). Recent group exhibitions consist of Present Company (NYC), New Galerie at Yves Klein Archives (Paris), Simon Oldfield Gallery (London), and BigMedium (Austin). Recent solo shows include The Composing Rooms (Berlin), Welcome Screen (London), Juicys Gallery (NYC), OFG.XXX (Dallas), Target (Indiana), and Domino’s Pizza (Rhode Island).

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Jack Squat

April 09, 2016

Jack Squat, homasote board, paint, screws (all kinds). Size: Medium. 2001.

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Jack Squat

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Lift Weights

March 30, 2016

Lift Weights, laser scorched Crescent board. Size: US Paper. 1989.

 

Lift Weights

 

Lift Weights

 

 

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Taco Tuesday

March 27, 2016

Taco Tuesday, found homasote board, found acrylic paint, found eye hook bolt. Size: L. 1997.

 

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

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Only Answer the Question Asked

March 25, 2016

Only Answer the Question Asked, paint on billboard. 2016.

Located at 101 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, Indiana. Curated by Rose Harding and Ana Meza.

Only Answer the Question Asked

 

Only Answer the Question Asked

 

 

Only Answer the Question Asked

 

 

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200 N. Walnut, coffee and donuts, 3/20, 9am

March 15, 2016

only answer

I will bring the coffee AND donuts, you just bring your sleepy head. Join me Sunday morning while I paint a billboard space on the corner of 6th and Walnut in Bloomington, Indiana.

Thanks to Ana Meza and Rose Harding from the Your Art Here organization for asking me to participate on this project.

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ARTIST STMNT/BIO(s)
“Only the Answer the Question Asked”

There is nothing here about saving children from bleating bombs in religious lands, or even about quote unquote natives screaming at quote unquote illegals to stop taking away veterans benefits. There is nothing here to show disdain for high capacity automatic weaponry being carried into fast-food restaurants scaring the souls of parents needing to explain to their children 2nd amendment rights written 200+ years ago. This is a political statement about political positioning – the positioning of power and privilege — privileged way too much to truly know discomfort and discrimination. Thus and hereby, are the effects of such a position:

This work is disrupting a moment. In direct contact and in the midst of global woes, they seize a time to raise questions beckoning to be answered against that which makes them seem utterly frivolous in comparison. It appears as a distraction; yet, there is an unmeasurable, indirect justice for this object to enter your space and begin making efforts of change. It is part of an unconscious collective made concrete and now exposed, shared and given, injected at times without notice or desire. Its potential will unknowingly arise in others somehow somewhere, to help instigate eventual rise-ups and walk-outs in response to perpetual shut-ups and sit-downs.

KEITH ALLyN SPENCER was born and raised in the American Southwest. He resides with his family in Bloomington, Indiana where he works as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University. He received his MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (2011) and a BFA in Painting from the University of Texas at El Paso (2003). BlackLivesMatter. Recent group exhibitions consist of New Galerie at Yves Klein Archives (Paris), Simon Oldfield Gallery (London), Ditch Projects (Oregon), BigMedium (Austin), and Mixed Greens (NYC). Recent solo shows include The Composing Rooms (Berlin), Welcome Screen (London), Juicys Gallery (NYC), Oliver Francis Gallery (Dallas), Target (Indiana), and Domino’s Pizza (Rhode Island).

ROSE HARDING was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. She is based in Bloomington, IN and currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Indiana University.

Rose’s work frequently attempts to reconcile disillusionment with the physical body as a symptom of living in a patriarchal society and does so through video work, found object sculpture, and poetic gesture.

ANA MEZA is an artist born in Barranquilla,Colombia. She received an associate degree in Design Technology from IvyTech Community College 2011 and is currently studying Interior Design and Sculpture at Indiana University in Bloomington. Common themes in her art work include immigration, social identity, political structures, and how these issues can transform a space.

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Your Name Here

February 19, 2016

Your Name Here,  laser cut Oriented Strand Board, charred Oriented Strand Board, acrylic paint on Oriented Strand Board. Size: XS. 1989.

 

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Your Name Here

 

Your Name Here

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Just Saying

February 06, 2016

Just Saying, OSB panel, charred OSB panel, fine artist pastel and fine artist paint. Size: XS. 1999.

 

Just Saying

 

Just Saying

 

Just Saying

 

Just Saying

 

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