Join us for the opening reception of "MIchael Krueger: Wherewithal."
Reception is from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, with remarks at 6:45 p.m. in the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery.
The exhibit runs through March 8.
Krueger is Professor of Drawing and Printmaking at University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
“The charge for artists like me is to embed an idea in material. And in doing so create something that exists beyond language, in a non-linear, paradoxical realm where several things can be true at the same time. To create a work of art that can be seen with the eyes and the mind and transcends the material origins. In this way art is alchemical, it is not direct or tangible but rather mystical, prophetic and psychic.” – Michael Krueger
Grounded firmly in drawing, Michael Krueger works in a variety of media including, painting, drawing, printmaking, animation, and ceramics. Krueger’s artwork reflects a deep interest in American history, contemporary American culture, art history, the human experience, and personal memoir. The new paintings Krueger is exhibiting in Wherewithal are created with stencils, rollers, screen-printing, airbrush and shaped canvases. The paintings are pristine and otherworldly, while flat and persistent of object-ness, small but less than intimate, familiar but unknown, awkward and comfortable. He has exhibited extensively throughout the US and internationally, his works are held in scores of public and corporate collections, including: Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland NZ; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Denver Museum of Art; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard Univ.; Museo Del Barrio, Asunción, Paraguay; Museum of Art, RISD; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; New South Wales Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia; and New York Public Library, NYC
pictured: Snow Lump Rat, 2017, acrylic on linen, 7" x 20" x 2.25"
Friday, February 8 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd, 63119