On occasion, an artist comes into my mental possession
that I had previously not known but, somehow, know. It's typically
a painter and one who has an affinity for form that contains new
means for telling stories about the universe.
Tricia Keightley's work sits in the perfect fold
between abstraction and realism. It is honest and deliberate
in its recognition of the formal complexity of the spaces we inhabit,
the forms of which we dream, and the connections we have yet to
I found Tricia's work at the New York Foundation
for the Arts' website and
I am honored that she agreed to appear on The Site at MANOVERBOARD.
I hope you enjoy these
Tricia can be reached via email.
The paintings I make may seem organized and pre-planned. Actually,
I improvise from the start of the painting until it is finished.
I begin with a framing device culled from my interest in printmaking
and illuminated manuscripts. From this starting point, I interweave
various elements as I build up the entangled composition. The forms
I make are influenced by a variety of subjects ranging from the
scientific to the mundane. In the end, each painting is an amalgamation
of details for the viewer to visually unravel and explore.