Published by Inventory Press. Text by Tom McDonough, John Miller. Interviews by Sara VanDerBeek, Anna Craycroft. Contributions by Uri Aran, Leslie Hewitt, James Richards.
This is the first significant publication to explore the output of Matt Keegan, the New York-based artist known for his work across mediums, as well as independent publishing including the acclaimed editioned art journal North Drive Press. This monograph expands on a recent solo exhibition by the artist at Rogaland Kunstsenter; Stavanger, Norway, titled ďPortable Document Format.Ē The show was organized as an idiosyncratic retrospective, with Keegan remaking sculptures dating from 2006 to 2015, initially fabricated in Sheetrock and steel, in cardboard. Like the exhibition, the publication serves both as a project and a reference for the artistís work.
Essays by Tom McDonough and John Miller theorize Keeganís production, while interviews with Sara VanDerBeek and Anna Craycroft underscore the artistís ongoing engagement with his peer group. Furthered by contributions from colleagues Uri Aran, Leslie Hewitt and James Richards, situated alongside full-color installation photos and reproductions of work from the past decade, Matt Keegan: OR provides a solid introduction and layered overview of the artistís multifarious practice.