Exhibitions

Krasl Art Center offers historical, contemporary and thematic exhibitions that are thought provoking, relevant and relatable.

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BLOW UP II: INFLATABLE CONTEMPORARY ART

June 12-October 03

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BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art explores the medium of inflatable art with imagery that is figurative, conceptual, and abstract. These large-scale inflatable sculptures, conceived by nine artists and art collectives from around the world, connote fun and whimsy, are familiar yet strange, and challenge the definition of art. Here, in an unusual feat, artists use air as an active tool in their work to subvert our perspective and surprise us.

Featuring a new roster of artists, BLOW UP II includes work by Chromaforms, Sharon Engelstein, FriendsWithYou, Josh Harker, Susan Lee-Chun, Matt Ritchie, Lizabeth Rossof, Jen Stark, and Max Streicher – many of whom have never worked in the inflatable medium previously. The resulting artworks reflect a variety of themes including consumerism, pop culture, history, and even mortality. 

BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art was organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.

Artwork: Bedford Gallery installation view. Forefront: Sharon Engelstein, Seeker, 2012. Nylon fabric, electric fan. Background: Lizabeth Rossof, 5 XI’AN AMERICAN WARRIORS, 2019. Nylon, fabric, electric fans.

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HUMAN INTEREST: FOUR FIGURATIVE SCULPTURES

June 18-October 17

Artist Charlie Brouwer brings to life poetry, whimsy and human emotion amidst the contemporary landscape through his figurative sculptures. He is an artist in search of the beautiful, true and good. These elements are evident in the four sculptures selected for this intimate outdoor exhibition, Situations change to Human Interest which draw upon childhood memories, rites of passage, and spirituality.

Brouwer and his wife Glenda live in Floyd County, Virginia. Living on 30 acres of land, they offer a mile-long sculpture trail to any who wish to make an appointment. It is his goal, especially in the current moment, that all enjoy the restorative qualities of art, the outdoors and contemplation.

Being Home, 2016
The first outdoor sculpture in my “Homebody” series. Sometimes it seems that the best part about going away…is the returning home again.
When the Stars Begin To Fall, 2009
Biblical imagery and the experiences of slavery gave birth to the spiritual that inspired me to make this sculpture. Another line in the song also could have been the title: “My Lord What a Morning”.
He Rowed His Boat Around the Shoreline of His Memory, 2014
When I was a child my grandpa lived on Lake Macatawa in Holland, Michigan. He had rowboats, and I learned to row. This is when I first experienced going forward by looking back.
Becoming2020
Change is in the air – something calls us to leave something behind, and we leave.
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