Noble Synthesis

Tulsa, Oklahoma, artist Tyler Thrasher is spotlighted in this collection of drawings and crystallized creations, which marry his love of chemistry and art. It’s the latest in a series of Library exhibits curated by Kansas City Art Institute students.
Dates: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018
Artists commonly take inspiration from nature. Few express it more originally than Tyler Thrasher.

The new exhibit Noble Synthesis features a collection of the Tulsa resident's drawings, photographs, and crystallized creations, which marry his love of chemistry with his art. Thrasher practices a kind of alchemy, transforming and combining commonplace materials to render something brilliant. A dead cicada, or an animal skull, takes on a macabre beauty with the adornment of colorful crystals grown by the artist.

The enchanting works, curated by recent Kansas City Art Institute graduate E.K. Harrison,  make up the latest in a yearlong series of Library exhibits curated by KCAI students. It is underwritten by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts and Pam and Gary Gradinger.