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Michael O’Keefe Artist Talk

Michael O’Keefe’s sculptures, drawings, and paintings depict figurative narratives born from unpredictable processes. He couples innovative methods with unconventional tools to create figuration that is fresh and original. O’Keefe says, “My playful processes generate exciting and new vocabulary. I compose these vocabularies according to my artistic compass, forming each work into a dynamic visual experience. It is not until the work is near completion that I begin to recognize the figures within; they are from the past, of our time, and perhaps, pointing to the future. These figures put us within a narrative that begins, with no preamble, in the middle of things (In Medias Res).”

Michael O’Keefe earned his MFA from SMU and currently teaches at The O’Keefe Studio Center in Richardson, Texas. This is his fourth solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery. A catalogue will be available with an essay by Ben Rubin.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 20, 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Artist Talk:
Saturday, March 19, 11:00 am

“Michael O’Keefe: In Medias Res” will be on view February 20– March 19, 2016, at Valley House Gallery. Preview the exhibition at or call 972-239-2441 for information.


March 19, 2016
11:00am to 1:00pm


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Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road (between Preston and Hillcrest)
Dallas 75254



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