Calling all dog and animal lovers! Ten beguiling and whimsical works by legendary artist and illustrator Robert Andrew Parker form the nucleus of this exhibition focused on dogs and other animals. Other works include Creepo the Dog, a wonderful oil sketch of a black dog covered in sand by Fairfield Porter, a seven foot wide mobile of butterflies suspended from the ceiling and a dog stabile. Both sculptures are by the talented and imaginative Fabian Dournaux. Two folk art sculptures – a 40 inch tall carved and painted rabbit from c. 1870 – and a carved, painted spotted French dog, c. 1740, also make appearances in the show.
This exhibition is sure to put a smile on your face. While the subject is light-hearted, the art is serious. Robert Andrew Parker has had a remarkable career. He attended the School at the Art Institute of Chicago and exhibited widely along-side Stuart Davis, Alex Katz, John Marin and Jackson Pollock during his career. His illustrations have graced Fortune Magazine, the New Yorker and Sports Illustrated and over 50 children’s books as well as innumerable “grown-up” books. His work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney. Fairfield Porter needs no introduction and Dournaux creates fabulous sculptures for leading collectors throughout the world.
Opening Night for Dogs + Co is on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 6-8. The exhibition remains on view at Andrea S. Keogh Art & Design through June 9, 2019.
For more information about the exhibition and the gallery visit our website at www.akeoghartandesign.com.
Andrea S. Keogh Art & Design, LLC is located across from the Redwood Library and The Newport Art Museum at 59 Bellevue Avenue.