Ken Weir

Current:
I'm currently working from the figure and adding patterns to decorate the space.

2015 Show: The Jonestown Massacre and Other Human Mysteries

The Jonestown Massacre is a redo of an earlier painting but with more finesse, real figures and a greater scale. It depicts a prescient guard sitting before a vat of cyanide laced cool aid and the sect members in various stages of contemplating their fate.

2013 Show: Figurative Stories

I am a humanist. I seek situations and poses that present a simple dilemma or a pregnant moment. I try to depict a predicament, an awareness outside of the scene and a consequence though I never resolve a story.

A recent painting is ‘The Gift’ which shows an older gentleman presenting a small gift to an unclothed woman who, turning towards a light cascading through a window, refuses. The man appears hapless, unaware that the woman was already prepared to offer him the greatest gift--without his bribe. On the other hand the woman has received perhaps the enlightenment that Eve never knew, for the gentleman is most likely of dubious character.

Working in the figurative, humanist tradition that ennobles man gives me the opportunity to address questions of truth, beauty and human nature. I never provide answers with my work. How can I? I know so little.

2011 Show: Extraordinary People

2010 Show: Ken Weir, Suzanne Brault and Felix