Generations is a fourteen color- offset lithograph in two pannels. The rough textures, thick layering of colors, and dense impalpable portraits incorporate two factors in Keen's imagery--- lettering and numerals suggesting codes and the dark, inner generational portraits.
From the Artist:
"Generations" offers viewers a set of windows in which people--- churchmen, fathers, mothers, grandparents, and children-- are connected in the extended family that is bound together by past struggles, common backgrounds, and the persistent hope that the future will be better. the phrase "Final Notice" is not to signify an end of past hardship, but to proclaim and offer a challenge for a new beginning that will break old cycles.
Philadelphia-born painter, printmaker and muralist Paul Keene Jr. received a BFA, BS, and MFA from Temple University. He also studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, France. There he helped found Gallerie 8, a collective gallery for American arti...Read More