February 27, 2007

Kit Keith: "Kiss" 2006, mixed media.

GO NORTH – A Space for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the opening of Kit Keith's first solo show with the gallery. "New Boots and Panties" will be on view from March 3 through April 1, 2007. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, March 3, 6 - 9 pm. The reception will also premier a new score of prerecorded music by Jack Krause, specifically commissioned for this show.

In "New Boots and Panties," Keith's signature style of sign painting from the 1950s combines with found materials, some decades old, such as maps, wallpaper and pieces of vinyl. The resulting series of insightful portraits is freighted with emotion, longing and memory. Her portraits, many of women, consider the nature of “normal” and the struggle of outsiders who wish to find their place within mainstream America. Contemporary questions of conformity and identity—all from a feminist perspective—are central to her practice.

Gallery hours: 12 to 6 pm, Friday through Sunday.

Go North – A Space for Contemporary Art
469 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508