Keegan McHargue
American, born 1982
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
The Ashtray Show,
Fisher Parrish Gallery
2014
Splinterfield,
Greenpoint Terminal Gallery
2013
Keegan McHargue "Prick of Conscience",
Fredericks & Freiser

As a painter, sculptor, choreographer, and musician, Keegan McHargue is concerned with the tension between tragedy and comedy that lies behind the banality of everyday life. “Humor is a large part of my work,” he has said. “[…] The human condition can be tragic, but […] you have to occasionally laugh about it all.” McHargue’s semi-abstract mixed-media paintings and colorful assemblages blend identifiable figures with objects of the artist’s imagination; he is particularly inspired by music for his use of color and abstraction.