Monday, April 25, 2011

May/June Exhibition: Home by Emilie Keim

Interior 7 (Family room bed with pile of clothes), 2011
Caran d’Ache crayons and oil on rag board
6 x 6 inches

Artspace Liberti is proud to present its May/June exhibition, Home- paintings by Emilie Keim.

As the title suggests, Keim’s work is inspired by her surroundings including her house and her neighborhood in South Philadelphia, following a methodology similar to that of Bonnard and Vuilllard. The intimately-scaled works are captured quickly using color and light to create a mood a
nd investigate narrative of Keim’s invention. Time is referenced on a personal level but also in a larger sense moving through the calendar year and allowing the palette to change as a reaction to the shifting sun.

Garden 2, 2010
Caran d’Ache crayons and oil on canvas over wood
10 x 10 inches

Keim’s subject matter of the interior and exteriors that surround her also conjures up the themes of nostalgia and childhood. The quick application and removal of paint suggests the passing of time and an attempt to capture the fleeting and ephemeral.

On the Roof 2, 2010
Caran d’Ache crayons and oil on rag board
8 ¾ x 10 ½ inches

Emilie Keim lives and works in Philadelphia. Recent group shows include exhibitions at Brooklyn Artists Gym in Brooklyn, NY and VASTU in Washington, DC. In 2009 Emilie graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with a Certificate in painting.


The artists’ reception will be held on May 6th from 6:30-9:30PM at 2424 E York St in Philadelphia between Gaul and Cedar Sts.

While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at to arrange a visit. Viewing is also possible during Sunday church services between 10:30AM-12:00.


Artspace Liberti is a multi-discipline arts venue organized and maintained by liberti church east.