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Keegan McHargue

Building For Water

September 10 – October 8, 2005

White/grey painting, home interior with plumbing
black pencil sketch, abstract structure
Keegan McHargue
Keegan McHargue
Keegan McHargue
Black pencil sketch, various faces
Black pencil sketch
Woman with parted legs, next to abstractions
Drawing of woman sitting at table

Keegan McHargue
Building for Water
September 10 – October 8th, 2005, 
Opening reception, Saturday, September 10, 6-9 pm
Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles
945 Sun Mun Way


The Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles is pleased to present Building for Water, the first Los Angeles solo exhibition by Keegan McHargue.  The exhibition will feature drawings, paintings as well as an ambient soundtrack composed by the artist.

Working in black and white, McHargue creates labyrinthine landscapes in his drawings, often unfurling in detail from one viewpoint outwards, and upwards.  Layered with richly rendered surfaces the drawings are palimpsestic, and hidden figures emerge from the patterns and mazes.  Themes of Christianity, urbanization, genetics, and sexuality are woven together and coalesce in unique forms that resist simple recognition.  These forms appear recycled, molded from seemingly disparate sources, and interact in fantastic dioramas.