Keith M. Francis

when I grow up

who is watching who

perseverance

egregious

firefighters

steel wall sculptures

polished stainless

ideologies collide

untitled 2017

Steel Horizontal Mounted Wall Sculptures

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2013–14

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Cold rolled steel and stainless steel

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48 X 96 X 3 in | 1219 X 2438 X 76 mm large; 36 X 48 X 3 in | 914 X 1219 X 76 mm medium;

28 X 38 X 3 in | 711 X 965 X 76 mm small

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Sculpture

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Contemporary Art

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2016 State Street Corporation, Boston, MA (Corporate Art Collection)

 

2015–2016 Big Picture III, Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA (Juror: Leonie Bradbury,
Director/Curator, Monterrat College of Art, Beverly, MA)

 

2015 Giornata del Contemporane Di Amaci, Milan, Italy

 

2014 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

 

2013 Colo-Colo Gallery, New Bedford, Massachusetts

 

corporate and private collections

 

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Wall Mounted Horizontal Sculptures (2013 – Present) Hand formed, labor-intensive wall mounted cold rolled steel plate sculptures. Based on my sketches and observations while visiting Venice, Italy in 2012. The beauty of Venice against a backdrop of decay and rebuilding, in a never-ending struggle to survive against Mother Nature and time.

    I have witnessed acid rain, large scale industrial pollution, stripped forest and the onslaught of wildlife. Humans are creating unsustainable habitats of destruction.

  I believe a empathic transformation had begun recently, through wisdom, teaching

and the effects of Global Warming on mankind. In the last few years we have witnessed

a increasing reliance on wind farms, solar farms and a global reduction on oil. A global conversation has began on sound sustainability practices to saving our planet.

Giornata Del Contemporaneo Di Amaci

Milan, Italy

“Francis’s wall-mounted sculptures are the stars of the show. “#31” a hand formed cold rolled steel
plate is hammered, torn, riddled with holes the size of nails and bullets, and ground and brushed,
like a David Smith sculpture, for which he surely has an affinity for. “#12” is made from the same material
and receives a similar treatment, with the exception of the brush-and-grind. It has been allowed to rust

to a shade of chocolate brown, and coated to arrest further rust. “#31” is sleek and cool;
“#12” is soft and warm.”

 

Don Wilkenson, Art Critic

The Standard Times

Atlantic Wharf Gallery

Boston, Massachusetts

Data

Context

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