Keith Sklar: de-lux

Feb. 13, 2010 - March 6, 2010

Opening reception Feb. 13, 2010, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Keith Sklar presents de-lux, a series exploring issues of wealth and loss, power and subordination, and the process of seeing itself. His topographical surfaces are built up from found objects or cast and molded acrylic paint. He then creates an image surface in oils, visually flattening the surface with a reverse trompe-l'oeil and confounding the viewer's sense of dimension.

Above: Table, 2009, oil, acrylic, thread, toy horse on canvas 67 x 89 inches

Keith Sklar

Installation View

Keith Sklar

A Man Who, 2010, oil, acrylic, thread, objects on canvas 39 x 50 inches

Keith Sklar

Sleeps with the Fishes, 2009, oil, acrylic, thread, toys on canvas 48 x 48 inches

Keith Sklar

Gurney, 2009, oil, acrylic, thread on canvas 47 x 69 inches

Keith Sklar

Fab Urge, 2009, oil, acrylic, thread on canvas 88 x 67 inches

Keith Sklar

Fab Urge, 2009, oil, acrylic, thread on canvas 88 x 67 inches
Detail showing dimensionality of Sklar's paintings