Humans , 2017. T-shirt, human blood.

Humans, 2017.
T-shirt, human blood.

Lauren McKeon (b.1983) received her MFA from San Francisco State University in 2014. Coming from a background in dance, McKeon’s work is made as an ensemble. Using materials at hand, objects are built to be just functional enough. Sculptures are props, framing questions about performance and absence. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Laurel Gitlen (New York) and Fused Space (San Francisco). She was an Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts from 2015 - 2017. McKeon’s work is in the public collection of Deutsche Bank (New York). She is the creator and editor of SPLITS, a publication to support new collaborations between dancers and visual artists. Her work has been written about by KQED Arts, Artnews, Curiously DIrect and the East Bay Express. McKeon will have a solo show at Land and Sea, (Oakland) in May 2018. In September, she will be in a group show at Interface with Yevgeniya Baras, Mindy Rose Schwartz and Sahar Khoury, McKeon will have her second solo show at Interface Gallery in March 2019. (Full CV)

PRESS
Lauren McKeon's Humanity Spectrum Welcomes You to a Well-made World | KQED Arts | Sarah Hotchkiss |  May 2018
Artnews.com - Business by the Bay - UNTITLED SF Highlight
Lauren McKeon Upends Modern Don'ts at Interface Gallery | KQED ARTS | Sarah Hotchkiss
Preview, Untitled, San Francisco | Elephant Magazine | Emily Steer
Review, Endless and the Depth of Things: Renee Rhodes and Lauren McKeon | Curiously Direct | Aaron Harbor | March 2016
Artful Dodger: Visual Art Happenings in February | KQED Arts | Sarah Hotchkiss | February 2016
'Bodily Engagements' is a Dialectic Between Dancers and Sculptors | East Bay Express | Sarah Burke

 

  Untitled (prop door), 2017 wood, gesso   8' x 9' x 5"

Untitled (prop door), 2017
wood, gesso

8' x 9' x 5"

   Encrypted phantom,  2017.   beeswax, drone dust   6" tall x 2" diameter

Encrypted phantom, 2017.
beeswax, drone dust
6" tall x 2" diameter

  Wi-Fi, 2017  Seashell, acrylic nail polish, acrylic display 1/2"x1"x1/4", 30"x12"

Wi-Fi, 2017
Seashell, acrylic nail polish, acrylic display
1/2"x1"x1/4", 30"x12"

   Breach , 2018. Duplicate front door key, sterling silver. Unlimited edition. 3" x 1" x 1/2"

Breach, 2018.
Duplicate front door key,
sterling silver.
Unlimited edition.
3" x 1" x 1/2"

 Lauren McKeon,  FTW PFD , 2018. Pleather, hardware. Dimensions variable.

Lauren McKeon, FTW PFD, 2018.
Pleather, hardware.
Dimensions variable.

  Mollusk , 2018. Quartz. 25” x 13” x 1 ¼”

Mollusk, 2018.
Quartz.
25” x 13” x 1 ¼”

  Mono Block , 2018. Toilet paper, memory cards, flour, glue, linseed oil. 3" x 5" x 5"

Mono Block, 2018.
Toilet paper, memory cards, flour, glue, linseed oil.
3" x 5" x 5"

   Focal Crust , 2018. Toilet paper, crab shell, pigment, flour, glue, linseed oil. 3" x 5" x 5"

Focal Crust, 2018.
Toilet paper, crab shell, pigment, flour, glue, linseed oil.
3" x 5" x 5"

   Humanity Spectrum , 2018. Limited Edition Digital print.

Humanity Spectrum, 2018.
Limited Edition Digital print.

   Thus , 2018. Limited Edition Digital print.

Thus, 2018.
Limited Edition Digital print.

   This , 2018. Limited Edition Digital print.

This, 2018.
Limited Edition Digital print.

   Throwing Salt , 2018. Limited Edition Digital print.

Throwing Salt, 2018.
Limited Edition Digital print.

   Hollow Gut , 2018. Limited Edition Digital print.

Hollow Gut, 2018.
Limited Edition Digital print.

   Psychic Products , 2018. Limited Edition Digital print.

Psychic Products, 2018.
Limited Edition Digital print.

   Traps , 2018. Limited Edition Digital print.

Traps, 2018.
Limited Edition Digital print.

   Locks , 2018. Limited Edition Digital print.

Locks, 2018.
Limited Edition Digital print.

   Keys , 2018. Limited Edition Digital print.

Keys, 2018.
Limited Edition Digital print.

  Basic body, 2016   Paper maché    1' x 5'' x 1''

Basic body, 2016
Paper maché
1' x 5'' x 1''

  Slow Parade, 2016   Paper maché

Slow Parade, 2016
Paper maché

   The Depth of Things: Trap Door , 2016   Quartz

The Depth of Things: Trap Door, 2016
Quartz