Sam Keogh

Sam Keogh

Clothes Rail, 2016

mixed media

140cm x 175cm x 50cm

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Sam Keogh

Knot Curtain 2016

mixed meda

387cm x 300cm

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Sam Keogh Eurocopter EC135 4 June — 14 August 2016 Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany

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Sam Keogh
Four Fold
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
May 22 - July 22, 2015

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Sam Keogh
Oscar Reduction Chamber
2015
ceramics, galvanized steel bin, kiln shelf and wood
113 x 51 x 47 cm / 44.5 x 20.1 x 18.5 in
15 x 48 .5 x 48.5 cm / 5.9 x 18.9 2 x 19.1 in

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Sam Keogh

Mop (detail)

2013

laminated non-slip vinyl floor, 8 objects, plaster, Jesmonite, acrylic varnish, ink, papier-mâché, found objects

Dimensions variable

Sam Keogh

Mop (detail)

2013

laminated non-slip vinyl floor, with Untitled (mop) - found objects, plaster, jesmonite, acrylic varnish, ink, papier-mâché

33 x 60 x 40 cm / 13 x 23.6 x 15.7 in

Sam Keogh

Mop (detail)

2013

laminated non-slip vinyl floor, with Untitled (eye grottos) - plaster, Jesmonite, acrylic varnish, ink, papier-mâché, aluminium

two elements: element one (pink) 53 x 20 x 50 cm

element two (green) 54 x 44 x 18 cm

Sam Keogh
pictograph 1-22
2013
archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
42.0 x 59.4 cm / 16.53 x 23.39 in each

Untitled

2012

performance at Gracelands, Limerick

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Terrestris 

2012

dimensions variable

installation view at the Project Arts Centre

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Monument for Subjects to Come

2011

wood, expanding polyurethane foam, polystyrene, acrylic medium powdered mica, glitter, earth, laminated wrapping paper, selotape, rope, sponge & duct tape

322 x 153 x 480 cm / 126.8 x 60.2 x 189 in

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Heroes

2011

mixed media on canvas

25 x 20 cm / 9.8 x 7.9 in

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Votive

2011

acrylic & glitter on board, ribbon & brass hook

24 x 18 cm / 9.4 x 7.1 in

Baton

2011

mixed media on styrofoam

22 x 3.5 x 3 cm / 8.7 x 1.4 x 1.2 in

St. Albert

2011

acrylic, ink, expanding polyurethane foam, plaster, pigment, glitter on canvas, ribbon and brass hook

20 x 20 cm / 7.9 x 7.9 in

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Crosier

2011

mixed media on board, aluminium tape, threaded bar, ribbon, bell

105 x 22 cm / 41.3 x 8.7 in

Padre

2011

mixed media on panel

24.5 x 18 cm / 9.6 x 7.1 in

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Shroud 

2011

acrylic on aluminium foil

55.5 x 51.5 x 2 cm / 21.9 x 20.3 x .8 in framed

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Sam Keogh Eurocopter EC135 4 June — 14 August 2016 Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany

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Sam Keogh Riddle of the Burial Grounds (Group exhibition) 26 March — 17 July 2016 Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp

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Sam Keogh
Four Fold
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
May 22 - July 22, 2015

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Sam Keogh

Mop (detail)

2013

laminated non-slip vinyl floor, found objects, plaster, jesmonite, acrylic varnish, ink, papier-mâché

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Sam Keogh
Terrestris (install view)
2012
Conjuring for Beginners
4 July–11 August 2012
Project Arts Centre
Dublin, Ireland

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  • Sam Keogh, 'Four Fold', Douglas Hyde Gallery, May 2015

  • Sam Keogh, ‘Mop’, Kerlin Gallery, 2014

  • Sam Keogh, The Model, Sligo, Ireland, October 2012

b. 1985, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
 
At the centre of Sam Keogh’s practice is writing and object making. The works orbit a figure – most recently, Sesame Street’s Oscar the Grouch – describing its contours with a combination of handmade objects, written word and careful staging. Attempting to take Oscar out of the quarantine of representation, Keogh repurposes this figure as a chorus of counter-cultural refusals, archetypes, narratives and objects. These various threads are matted together to present a textural impression of his form, tangled in the senses of the viewer; an artistic strategy used to problematise an image of the world today.
 
Sam Keogh (b. 1985) recently completed an MFA at Goldsmiths College, London (2014) and BA in Fine Art Painting from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2009). Recent solo exhibitions include Eurocopter EC135, Dortmunder Kunstverein (2016); Four Fold, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2015); Mop, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2013); Terrestris, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2012); and Temporary Halo, Storefront, Vancouver BC (2010). Recent group exhibitions include Riddle of the Burial Ground, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2015), travelling to Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp (2016); Bandits Live Comfortably in the Ruins, Flat Time House, London (2016); Reverse!Pugin, curated by Sean Lynch, Lismore Castle Arts; Hall of Half Life, GrazMuseum, Graz, Austria (both 2015); Dukkha, Douglas Hyde Gallery (2014); In the Line of Beauty, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2013); a two-person show with Lucy Andrews, The Model, Sligo (2013); WORKHEAD, NCAD Gallery, Dublin (2012); EVA International, curated by Annie Fletcher, Limerick (2012); Brucennial 2012, New York.
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Sam Keogh in Dark Water: The Dead of Night

CGP London

25 February 2017, 18:00–21:00

Sam Keogh will give a performance as part of Dark Water: The Dead of Night at CGP London.

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2116: Forecast of the Next Century

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University

5 November 2016 – 2 April 2017

Artists: Amanda Coogan, Maud Cotter, Gary Coyle, Eleanor Duffin, Damien Flood, Siobhán Hapaska, Ramon Kassam, Sam Keogh, Ruth Lyons, Eoin McHugh, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Mairead O’hEocha, Niamh O’Malley, Darn Thorn, Lee Welch, and the Centre for Genomic Gastronomy.

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Sam Keogh, Eurocopter EC135

Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany

4 June – 14 August 2016

For his new solo exhibition Eurocopter EC135, Sam Keogh will produce an installation of drawings, sculpture and performance which knots together the murder of Gianni Versace, police helicopters and the red marble clad lobby of Dortmund's Unique Hotel.

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Riddle of the Burial Ground

Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp

26 March – 17 July 2016

Work by Sam Keogh and Dorothy Cross will be included in Riddle of the Burial Ground, a group exhibition at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp. Sam Keogh will also perform at the opening reception for the event, from 7pm, Friday 25 March.


Sam Keogh in Bandits Live Comfortably in the Ruins

Flat Time House, London, UK

3 March – 2 April 2016

Work by Sam Keogh will appear in Bandits Live Comfortably in the Ruins, curated by Sean Lynch at London's Flat Time House.

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Sam Keogh in Hall of Half-Life

steirischer herbst, GrazMuseum, Graz, Austria

27 September 2015 – 11 January 2016

Festival group exhibition

Work by Sam Keogh will be included in Hall of Half-Life, a group exhibition curated by Tessa Giblin for steirischer herbst.

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Sam Keogh, Four Fold

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

22 May – 22 July 2015

Solo exhibition

In a new solo exhibition at the Douglas Hyde, Sam Keogh explores the Old Croghan Man, one of a number of 2,000 year old ‘bog bodies’ unearthed from Irish wetlands in recent years. 

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Sam Keogh

Terrestris, part of Conjuring for Beginners

03 July 2012 - 11 August 2012

Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Conjuring for Beginnings is an exhibition that will transform the entire Project Arts Centre with three unique shows on each floor.

 

As part of Conjuring for Beginners the Space Upstairs will become a giant gallery filled with sculpture on an enormous scale, by one of Ireland’s most promising young artists Sam Keogh.

 

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MOP

January-February 2014

Frieze Issue 160

There were eyeballs, enlarged apple cores, children’s toys and containers caked with pastel-coloured substances – a flaccid, cartoonish re-order of things too numerous to mention. -Matt Packer

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Project Arts Centre

Sam Keogh

20 July 2012

The Irish Times

The exhibition’s coup de théâtre, though, is appropriately reserved for the theatre upstairs, another black space. Here, in the centre of the room, Sam Keogh has ambitiously built a kind of magic mountain, Terrestris, a big hump-backed mound from which slices of matter have been neatly excised. These fragmented blocks are distributed throughout the space, sections of them forming impromptu plinths on which are displayed numerous geodes and crystals and gems and just plain lumps of stuff.

- Aidian Dunne

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