AFTERMATH: the consequences or after effects of a significant unpleasant event.
Aftermath brings together two artists, John Keefer, painter and Kurt Steger, sculptor. Each grapples with the after-effects of violence on one hand and the environmental imprint on the other. This show is about the intersection of this current dilemma. John Keefer writes, “A painting can almost always be sufficiently bad, but nothing can ever really be good enough to express how beautiful, sad, horrifying, funny, sweet, hopeless… it all is." Kurt Steger writes, “The stain left by the fugitive materials refers to the destruction of nature and the devasting imprint that humans have imposed on the environment.”
John Keefer received his BFA from the University of Buffalo and his MFA from Yale Universtiy School of Art. His work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast. From 1995 - 1999, Keefer was a lecturer at the Yale University School of Art. Keefer currently lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut.
Kurt Steger's work has been exhibited throughout the United States. He has received many public art commissions and was recently awarded the NYFA Fellowship Grant. Steger lives and works in New York State.