My work operates in the terrain between two dimensional representation and three dimensional space. My photographs examine space and place. I understand space as an objective formal construct; a phenomenon of light and vision. I understand place as a site of memory and desire, informed by history and culture. In my work, I arrange different places in unexpected spatial relationships. These often incongruous adjacencies create new meanings and associations. In my most recent work, I insert photographic images of other spaces within the space of my studio. These images become part of a constructed still life tableau.
Erin O’Keefe is an artist living and working in New York City. She is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology, in addition to her fine art career. Her work is in museum and corporate collections including the San Francisco MOMA and the Progressive Corporation.