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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

2110 Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

DICK KEAVENY and RICK MALLETTE 
"Artist As Fools" 
April 28 - June 24, 2011 

ABOUT THE SHOW
In this exhibition I have selected paintings from the last two decades. These paintings are abstract and expand on ideas of caricature and satire that have been prevalent in my work for years. All of these paintings were completed in studio spaces provided by this university. This university has also rewarded me in the past with many generous grants for painting materials as well as for travel.
By sharing my retirement exhibition with an alumnus I wanted in some way to acknowledge those former art students who have worked with me in my classroom or in my studio. Rick Mallette worked as both my teaching and studio assistant. Our work, although different in style, share similar outlooks. Frequented by eccentric, gullible and anatomically deviant characters, these paintings seek to illustrate and continue to celebrate human folly.
- Dick Keaveny

LINK: ARTISTS AS FOOLS (complete site) 









RICK MALLETTE 
INVENTORY
1. Yellow Head, Blue Mouth (2007) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
2. Purple Mouth, Yellow Teeth (2007) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
3. Yellow Coil, Blue Head (2007) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
4. Green Nose with Magenta Chin (2006) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
5. Orange Head under Green Cloud (2006) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches     
6. Green Beard with Flat Top (2006) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
7. Pink Head with Two Closed Tubes (2006) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
8. Blue Eye, Orange Hair (2007) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
9. Yellow Limbs, Small Green Eyes (2007) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
10. Green Face Yellow Spiral Neck (2006) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
11. Spiral Mouth and Purple Vessels (2006) Acrylic on Wood. 36 x 36 inches
12. Hearing and Seeing at Night (2009) Oil on Wood. 36 x 36 inches
13. Orange Eye Tongue (2009) Oil on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
14. The Race (2009) Oil on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
15. Nine Racked Eyes (2009) Oil on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
16. X’s for Eyes (2009) Oil on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
17. Blue Beard, White Teeth (2009) Oil on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
18. Purple Forehead, Orange Mouth (2007) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
19. Green Face, Orange Neck (2007) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
20. Handshake Mouth (2009) Acrylic on Wood. 24 x 24 inches
21. Orange Eyes, Orange Mouth with Pink Pattern (2009) Oil on Canvas. 24 x 24 inches



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