Colin Keefe (born Boston, MA) received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Washington University. Recent solo exhibitions include Robert Henry Contemporary, New York, NY, Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown, PA, and RHV Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Village Voice, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia City Paper, Toronto Globe and News, LA Times, Sculpture Magazine, and theartblog.org. In addition to his studio practice, Keefe has been curating since 1995 – first, as co-director of 57 Hope in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY (1995-2001), and currently as co-director of Mount Airy Contemporary (2009-present).
Whether the show brings to mind St. Augustine, science fiction or Oscar Niemeyer, it’s playing with daft, seductive ideas whose time may have come, again – Holland Cotter The drawings portray a cosmology akin to that described by physicist James Jeans: “The universe looks more and more like a great thought rather than a great machine.” – Sam Newhouse This exhibition is a laboratory. Not one that you might find Dexter in, this is more on the level of Captain Nemo’s submarine. Imagine looking out of the portholes and the sea-monkeys (plankton) have actually begun architecturally altering the scene. – Sean Alday Colin Keefe’s remarkably detailed drawing “The Everything Machine” is a stand-out [...], belonging to no genre but its own. – Ben Meyer It’s as if a large swath of land from the islands in Dubai somehow began to grow on its own volition. – Chip Schwartz