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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

New Boots and Panties opens at Go North, March 3.

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.
Keith was born in St. Louis and learned graphic lettering
while apprenticing
with her father, who was a professional sign painter. She
studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and also performed for six years as a
trapeze artist with the Sailor Circus of Sarasota, Florida.
Gallery
hours: 12 - 6 pm, Friday - Sunday

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