I got a decent amount of info to unload which includes: upcoming art shows, a new Open Edition Print section in my Shop, and a big announcement on my art show plans for next year and onward.
Upcoming Art Shows
First up, I'll be submitting a piece to the 13th Annual Blab! Show which opens on September 8th at Copro Gallery. As you can see from the flyer above, its a pretty stacked lineup and these shows are always amazing... and always an amazing honor to be involved in. I'm currently putting the finishing touches on my painting and will be releasing the image in the coming weeks.
I'm simultaneously painting a new body of work for my upcoming show at Outré Gallery which opens on October 19th in Melbourne, Australia. I'm planning on having at least 9 pieces for this show, and I'm also planning to attend the opening in Melbourne. Supposedly all Americans say "Melbourne" incorrectly so that's something I need to work on before I enter the country. Australia has been super amazing to me over the years and I'm super excited to visit for the first time and meet all you wonderful people on the other end of the world.
Art Shows Going Forward
With these 2 show announcements, comes another important announcement. This Outré Gallery show will be the last big art show that I do for a long while, and quite possibly might be the last big show that I ever do. I've decided to take a bit of an art show hiatus for many reasons and instead of talking your eyeballs out about it, you can check out this Patreon Post for a more detailed explanation.
In short, I cancelled all my shows next year, including my upcoming 2019 Jonathan LeVine Gallery show (which is crazy sad), and I don't plan on booking any more solo shows for the foreseeable future. That being said, I'm not giving up painting and I still plan on doing a couple group shows every year. I'm just not currently in a position where I can spend so much time, energy, and resources on a big show.
After these upcoming shows, I'll be shifting my focus to Patreon where I'll be diving head first into digital painting and print making. I've been wanting to get into screen printing for a long time and I have some big plans in the department. More on that to come. As of now, I have a lot to learn in both of those departments and will have a clearer picture of where I'm heading in the coming few months. I am excited though and I look forward to fully committing to these new endeavors.
Print News: Open Edition Prints
There are always pieces from shows that I really want to release as a print, but hesitate due to the risk and constrictions of a limited edition release. I also get requests for older pieces as prints but, again, hesitate for the same reasons above. So I just up and started an Open Edition section in my Shop where I can stop all this damn hesitating and offer those pieces as prints. Now you can buy them, or not buy them, since it's all super cool and mega casual. They are the same quality as my Limited Edition prints, printed on the same paper, are titled and signed, and since they are Open Edition, they are also less expensive. Seems like a good deal all around.
You can find the Open Edition section here: Andy Kehoe Art Shop Open Edition Prints
Here are some of the prints available as Open Edition.
Thanks for reading!