Ecstasy of Knowing

Exhibit dates: January 27 – March 10, 2012

Redux Contemporary Art Center is proud to present Ecstasy of Knowing by visiting artist Keith Lemley. Lemley is an emerging artist who has shown in major cities across the US and also abroad. He received his MFA in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin and currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa. Keith, deemed “one to watch,” will be exhibiting a collection of neon light sculptures, created site-specific to Redux.

Lemley, who grew up in the “beautiful, yet polluted environment” of a “post-industrial” rural West-Virginia, developed an interest in “being part of and observing natural systems, time and the process of life and death, and an aesthetic sensibility synthesizing the organic and the machine.” He focuses on materials and environments that appear quiescent, but by “reorganizing the fabric of the everyday into the unusual,” he changes how the medium is perceived and understood. And to do so, he plays with the viewers systems of vision, thought, and memory.

About Keith Lemley

Keith Lemley is a studio artist and educator. His work has been featured in a number of group and solo exhibitions, including: Something and Nothing at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, Between Wind and Water at the Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS, Snap to Grid at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, Suckers and Biters at the Chashama Gallery, New York, NY, and Triangle 065 at Sinepress Millesime, Budapest, Hungary. He received his BFA in 2005 from the Pennsylvania State University and his MFA in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Read more about the exhibition in this article by the Charleston City Paper!