CATHERINE KEHOE: SHAPE | COLOR | LIGHT, March 27 – April 16, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: March 27, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

ARTIST TALK: March 27, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.


The title SHAPE | COLOR | LIGHT refers to Catherine Kehoe’s persistent study of light and its dynamic translation into color and shape.  Visual acuity is central to her painting process.  Through intense observation and precise paint handling, Kehoe recasts the still life and human figure as hard-edged networks of interlocking, painted planes.

Kehoe’s small panel paintings draw the viewer into a vibrant and exacting microcosm of her world.  Each is a lively experiment in pictorial construction, a compressed space where representation and abstraction compete for supremacy.

By contrast, Kehoe’s drawings in ink or charcoal feature a geometric armature of intersecting line.  They reflect a commitment to measuring and mapping that’s essential to her analytical methodology.

Catherine Kehoe was born in Hartford, Connecticut.  She received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and MFA from the School of Visual Arts at Boston University.  Her work has been exhibited extensively.  She is represented by Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston.

Kehoe has received grants from the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust.  She teaches painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has taught drawing at Boston University School of Visual Arts.  She has also taught painting workshops at Art New England, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Washington Art Association, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, and at Civita Castellana in Italy.  More information on Catherine Kehoe and her work can be found at

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.

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