reviews

  • Pat Keck

    Genovese Gallery South

    Sculptor Pat Keck’s ghoulish yet lovable wood figures draw from childhood fantasies and recall Surrealist visions. Though her meticulously crafted, hand-carved, hand-dressed, and hand-painted “dummies,” with their jointed limbs and masklike faces, resemble fairground puppets, they are more than just carnival toys. White-faced, with accentuated black eyebrows, dark-circled eyes, blood-red lips and wild hairdos, these figures are the stuff of old horror films. The eight sculptures (1987–94) included in Keck’s first one-person show look as if they have been frozen in the act of committing a crime.

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