Michael Krueger: There From Here, Selected Drawings 2008-2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 to Sunday, July 1, 2018
The second in a yearlong series of Library exhibits curated by Kansas City Art Institute students spotlights the drawings of Lawrence, Kansas, artist and printmaker Michael Krueger.

A professor of visual art at the University of Kansas, his work in this collection is designed to orient our thoughts toward the impermanence of the landscape and the record-keeping system that guides our knowledge of historic events. Time is blurred, for example, by the proximity of 1960s hippies and characters from the American Revolution. Quiet renderings of rock, tree, and sky express a sense of vastness. Human forms are dwarfed by infinite depths and changing geological structures.

The exhibit is curated by Baron Mattern, a rising senior pursuing a degree in painting at KCAI. It is underwritten by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts and Pam and Gary Gradinger.