Fool The Eye at the Nassau County Museum of Art – Erin O’Keefe

ERIN O’KEEFE explores architectural shapes and properties through photography. These seemingly straightforward photographs are mystifying because it is difficult to see how they were made or even that they are photographs at all. The compositions of boards, plexiglass and dowels are framed in white stained maple wood for a soft yet sleek look. The extraordinary result is that pure color and light becomes the true material subject. The visual abstraction intensifies when the geometric shapes, colors and shadows appear defined and then the eye is fooled into believing a different perspective.

 

 

Erin O’Keefe
Things as They Are #7, 2015
Archival pigment print, mounted on 
museum board, framed in white 
stained maple, Ed. 1/3
20 x 16 inches
Courtesy of Erin O’Keefe 
and Denny Gallery
 
Erin O’Keefe
Things as They Are #12, 2016
Archival pigment print, mounted on 
museum board, framed in white 
stained maple, Ed. 1/3
20 x 16 inches
Courtesy of Erin O’Keefe 
and Denny Gallery

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