‘5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Andy Kehoe – Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show (Sat, Nov. 6th)

Andy Kehoe 'Delight of a Decomposer' - Oil and acrylic on wood panel

“To celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary, Thinkspace Gallery is putting on the mother of all shows.” – MyModernMet.com

’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Andy Kehoe

Tell us a little bit about your piece for Thinkspace’s ‘5 Year Anniversary Show’ this November?
This piece is about a creature that breaks down dead forests and allows life to reenter. Here, he is revisiting an old forest and enjoying the fruits of his labor.

What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I had just moved back to Pittsburgh from New York to focus on making this painting thing happen. Too many days in New York were spent flat broke and drunk so something had to change. When I got to Pittsburgh, I got a job at a coffee shop and painted whenever I could. I think you got in touch with me that year and I submitted a piece for “Picks of the Harvest” the year after. It’s been a good five years.

Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Music, Audio Books, Butt Cushion, Deer Skull, House Elf.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Wow, 2015 sounds so futuristic. Well, I hope to still be alive and not thrust into some sort of armageddon where my painting skills wouldn’t be very practical. I hope to learn some practical skills in the next five years to prepare for the armageddon.

What have you got coming up in 2011?
I’ve got a solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in March and I’m talking to Roq La Rue about doing a show later in the year. Then my next solo show with you in the summer of 2012. Lots to look forward to!

Artist website: www.andykehoe.net

Check out the ‘Sneak Peek’ for our 5 Year Anniversary group show here:

‘5 Year Anniversary Show’
Group exhibition showcasing 48 artists representing our past, present and future with a featured installation from Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th, 2010 7-10PM
On view: Nov. 6th – Nov. 27th, 2010

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City / www.thinkspacegallery.com