JEFF KEY : Life Vessels

Works in wood and flax from the artist's Vessel Series.

Exclusive On-Line Exhibition of 24 Works PLUS a one day Pop-Up Show in Glen Ellen on Sunday March 1st featuring 10 works to experience in person.
January 31 - April 30, 2020



PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT WHICH SCULPTURES CAN BE SHIPPED WORLDWIDE.

At first approach, Jeff Key’s sculptures seem to be mere assemblages of found wood elements, objects nature created for the artist to play with. But on further contemplation, the human manipulation is revealed in layers: interrogation, reaction and a need to express deeply felt observation of the interaction of humans with life on our planet.

Key, who received an M.F.A from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1972, also has a B.A. in Communications and Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley and his work illustrates his concerns with anthropology, sociology, psychology and political and physical sciences.

“My work over the past thirty years has focused on “theories of evolution” with allegorical and metaphorical references to the past, present and future”, Key tells us. “In examining questions of evolution, I have taken into consideration aspects of birth and death, rites of passage, war and power, transportation, shelter, food/water sources, communication and the biotechnical revolution.”

We need to view these “Vessels” in their abstracted form, “a cross-cultural, and at times totemic form, which represents human presence and the cycle of life.” In addition to the thoughtful aspect of Jeff Key’s sculptures, we are presented with the extraordinary skill of this maker with a talent for helping his interventions disappear behind the sheer beauty of the natural elements of wood and flax skin. Each part blends in perfectly with the next, so the eye rests while the mind is free to imagine.

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Press Release
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _32 - Witness II at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #32 - Witness II
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
Unique
98 x 48 x 40 inches
$6,500  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _43 - Boundaries at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #43 - Boundaries
WALL SCULPTURE
Unique
42 x 42 x 12 inches
$3,500  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _84 - Icehouse II at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #84 - Icehouse II
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
Unique
67 x 42 x 28 inches
$3,800  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _5670 - nesting II at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #70 - Nesting II
WALL SCULPTURE
Unique
46 x 52 x 7 inches
$3,000  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _56 - Release at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #56 - Release
WALL SCULPTURE
Unique
76 x 18 x 12 inches
$3,500  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _55 - Precedent at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #55 - Precedent
WALL SCULPTURE
Unique
78 x 55 x 18 inches
$3,800  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _54 - Timbre at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #54 - Timbre
WALL SCULPTURE
Unique
43 x 36 x 15 inches
$3,500  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _49 - Cleft at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #49 - Cleft
WALL SCULPTURE
Unique
34 x 42 x 8 inches
SOLD
 
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _15 - Détente at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #15 - Birdseye
WALL SCULPTURE
Unique
60 x 51 x 8 inches
$4,000  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _11 - Chernobyl at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #11 - Chernobyl
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE
Unique
27 x 17 x 18 inches
$2,000  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _48 - Prior at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #48 - Prior
WALL SCULPTURE
Unique
51 x 31 x 10 inches
$3,200  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _27 - Fusion at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #27 - Fusion
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE
Unique
25 x 25 x 25 inches
$3,500  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _86 - Détente at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #86 - Détente
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE
Unique
30 x 22 x 16 inches
SOLD
 
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _74 - Westerly at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #74 - Westerly
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE
Unique
33 x 24 x 24 inches
$2,500  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _83 - Icehouse  at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #83 - Icehouse
WALL SCULPTURE
Unique
42 x 19 x 4 inches
$3,800  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _7927 - Course at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #79 - Course
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE
Unique
23 x 32 x 18 inches
$2,500  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _78 - Caller-Collar at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #78 - Caller-Collar
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
Unique
79 x 37 x 48 inches
$4,200  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _75 - Water Clock at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #75 - Water Clock
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
Unique
60 x 50 x 28 inches
$4,200  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _64 - Once at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #64 - Once
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
Unique
55 x 69 x 18 inches
$4,200  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _51 - Akimbo at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #51 - Akimbo
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
Unique
50 x 43 x 46 inches
$4,200  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _42 - Midlife at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #42 - Midlife
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
Unique
83 x 54 x 21 inches
$4,800  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _36 - Diaspora at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #36 - Diaspora
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
Unique
79 x 34 x 43 inches
$4,200  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _28 - Monsoon at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #28 - Monsoon
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
Unique
72 x 16 x 24 inches
$4,200  
Wood sculpture by Oakland California artist Jeff Key Vessel _12 - Belly of the beast at Sculpturesite Gallery Vessel #12 - Belly of the Beast
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
Unique
50 x 21 x 17 inches
$3,800