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Kit Keith: Women of the World

The Phatory
618 East 9th Street, between B and C, 212-777-7922
East Village / Lower East Side
May 4 - June 11, 2006
Reception: Thursday, May 4, 7 - 9 PM
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Kit Keith continues the use of found material as the template upon which to plot her graphic imagery. For this series, the focus is on an array of female portraits painted over portions of large-scale area maps. These disembodied faces rendered in Keith’s signature style of sign painting from the 1950’s conjure up a multitude of associations from staged astral projection, to kitsch bottle cork, to dazed B-movie starlet, to that picture in your head of your mother that time you awoke from your first hangover. Given the random nature of her materials, this latest find has provided Keith an opportunity to mediate a single format to craft her superimpositions and give playful meaning to the term landscape painting.
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