Archive for September, 2010

New Paintings

Posted in Art on September 14, 2010 by Kris

All of my work is up and on display at The Gremlin Theatre for the Ten Works exhibit. I was there on opening night, and I have to say that Theatre Pro Rata‘s production of The Taming of the Shrew is absolutely amazing, and I can’t say enough how much I recommend you go to see it. So, make a night of it! Go see a play, and take a peek at my art while you’re there!

There are three brand-new pieces on display, but for those of you who can’t make it to the exhibit (or are not from the Twin Cities area), I thought I’d post them here.

“Joe Strummer.” Acrylic, Newspaper. 2010.

I wanted to try something different with my portraits, so I made a collage of torn newspaper on canvas, and then painted over the top of it. The results are actually quite cool, so I’ll definitely try it again. Maybe with the Sunday comics!

“Debbie Harry.” Acrylic, Magazine Pages. 2010.

I tried the same concept as with Joe Strummer, except I used torn magazine pages as my base. I tried to use chunks of colour as opposed to identifiable objects so that it would be easier to see the paint.

“Andy Warhol.” Acrylic. 2010

This was just done with paint, but I painted the background in blocks of colour as opposed to the swirls of colour I usually do.

Now that I’ve gotten the painting bug again, I don’t want to stop! Expect more paintings from me soon.

Ten Works @ The Gremlin Theatre

Posted in Art, Updates on September 10, 2010 by Kris

Good news! Ten pieces of my artwork will be on display at The Gremlin Theatre from September 11th through September 26th during Theatre Pro Rata‘s run of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. You can view the display before you check out the play, but if you just want to go see the display for free (without seeing the show), you can do so by arriving an hour before showtime.

The play runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 P.M. and Sundays at 2:00 P.M. There’s a “Pay What You Can” performance on Monday, September 13th at 7:30 P.M. Details about the show can be found on Theatre Pro Rata’s website.

The ten pieces will be paintings, drawings and collages from the past 12 years or so. There are three brand new pieces included in the display! I’m very excited.

I hope you can check it out. It’s my first solo exhibit. The play is also fantastic, so you might as well make an evening of it!