Waterhouse & Dodd is presenting a solo exhibition of works by a renowned American contemporary artist, Kim Keever, featuring a selection of his most recent photographs.
The exhibition is on view at our Upper East Side gallery, located at 15 East 76th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues
Over the last 10 years, Kim Keever’s art has transitioned from creating imaginary landscapes to pure abstraction. His early photographs involved constructing miniature topographies in a 200-gallon tank, which he then filled with water. These dioramas of fictitious environments were brought to life with colored light filters and the dispersal of pigment. At the present, he is concentrated solely on color, capturing an extraordinary array of effects with his large-format camera. These ‘Water Colors’ are what has brought him international recognition.
About the Artist
Kim Keever studied Engineering at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA and was briefly a thermal engineer working primarily on NASA projects. Keever changed career in the late 1970s to become a full time artist. Yet he has always drawn on his original vocation by retaining a scientific and investigative process in his work, while at the same time displaying an astute awareness of historical landscape art.
Keever’s landscapes, that are at first glance redolent of the Hudson River School and the German Romantic painters, are actually detailed miniature scenes that he builds himself, places in a 200-gallon tank, submerges in water, and then photographs (as shown right). The landscape and the abstract images all have paint dispersing through the water adding a certain character to the constructed landscape in the tank and a high degree of randomness to the abstract images. More recently, Keever has been incorporating balloons to his strictly abstract photographs.
Kim Keever lives and works in New York City and his work is in numerous collections, including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virgina; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, New York; Patterson Museum, Patterson, New Jersey; George Washington University Gallery, Washington DC; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri and Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois.
Upcoming exhibitions of Kim Keever’s work in the US include Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut, 2018, and Figge Museum in Davenport, Iowa. 2019. Keever’s work will be shown internationally at the Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin, 2018; Kallmann-Museum Ismaning, Museum Haus Ludwig Saarlouis, Stadtgalerie Kiel, 2019; and Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung in Berlin, 2020.
History of Waterhouse & Dodd
Ray Waterhouse and Jonathan Dodd started working together as art dealers in 1982 and they formed Waterhouse & Dodd five years later. After 30 years of international dealing Waterhouse & Dodd has galleries in both London and New York, and an office in Paris.
In London we opened our impressive new ground floor gallery on 47 Albemarle Street in Mayfair in 2013. This space is dedicated to exhibiting and dealing in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art with a team managed by Jonathan Dodd. We also have works on view at our second gallery space in London at 16 Savile Row, but this 2nd floor space is dedicated more to client advisory services.
Waterhouse & Dodd opened a gallery in New York in 2010, and are now based on the Upper East Side at 15, East 76th Street where we have a gallery exhibiting Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art. This is also the US base for Fine Art Brokers, our art advisory service. Ray Waterhouse has relocated to New York and runs this space with the support of the team there.
Waterhouse & Dodd has mounted some major exhibitions in their galleries, from Impressionist paintings to Contemporary European, American and also Middle Eastern and Arab art, and exhibit at some of the most important art fairs in the world, including TEFAF in Maastricht. As well as publishing various exhibition catalogues each year, our newsletter The Fine Art File is now up to issue 40.
During the 1990s we became more involved in offering professional advice to collectors, a service that has become one of the most respected art advisory services in the world, Fine Art Brokers.