Sommer Sequence (Spinach Tree) 2010

Sommer Sequence, paintings by Mark Keffer

Sommer Sequence, paintings by Mark Keffer

On view at Arts Collinwood Gallery – Friday, August 12 – Sunday, September 3

Opening Reception – Friday, August 12,


Mark Keffer is an artist who lives and works in the Cleveland area. This award-winning painter has shown his thought-provoking and quietly beautiful work at numerous shows locally, nationally and internationally.

His current paintings to be featured at Arts Collinwood, are influenced by the work of pioneering Ohio modernist William Sommer (1867-1949).

I use altered elements from his paintings to create layers of imagery — essentially employing a system of successive improvisations. I follow in the wake of his explorations — his quest for the eternal — but I do so in a way that adheres to my own sensibility. I’m interested in where our sensibilities overlap. ~Mark Keffer

Join Mark Keffer and guests at the Gallery at Arts Collinwood to view the paintings at the opening reception on August 12th. The Café at Arts Collinwood will be open as well for dinner and drinks before, during and after the opening from 6pm-10pm. No reservations are necessary.

Mark Keffer will speak at a Gallery Talk hosted by local artist, professor, writer and Arts Collinwood Gallery Committee member, Dan Tranberg on Thursday, August 18th at 7pm.

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