The Yellow Spectrum
April 6 – 28, 2007
Opening reception: Friday, April 6th, 6-9pm
The Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the work of San-Francisco based artist Keegan McHargue, titled The Yellow Spectrum.
The show will consist of large paintings on panel and smaller gouache works on paper installed site-specifically. Circular painted elements extending from the larger panels serve as the magnification of peculiar details within the works, bringing the image off the picture plane and onto the surrounding wall space. A bright yellow, painted gallery floor furthers this action.
Through his use of architectural space and his signature, flattened style, McHargue creates windows into surrealist landscapes. Abstracted source material culled from newspapers and currents events mingle with figurative elements such as cartoon-like faces and truncated body parts, which coalesce into repetitive pattern and shape.
Keegan McHargue was born in 1982 in Portland, Oregon and currently lives and works in San Francisco. His work has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan and is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Deste Foundation - Center for Contemporary Art, Athens. McHargue’s work was most recently presented in a solo exhibition at Metro Pictures in New York.