2020 MEMBERS’ SHOW: INSPIRED BY…

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Inspiration is the spark that shapes creative endeavors. Inspired by… will showcase the work of KAC’s member artists and the mentors, objects, and environments that have influenced them. 

It’s not too early to begin making your artwork now! 

CRITERIA:

  • All media, styles and skill sets are accepted
  • All members are eligible to participate 
  • Artworks must easily fit through the front doors of KAC and  must be display ready (i.e. you add the wires and hooks required)
  • One artwork per member artist

Note: Due to COVID-19, exhibition-related details are subject to modification as required to ensure the health and safety of our creative community.

ARTISTS AS INFLUENCERS: PATHWAYS IN GLASS

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Experience how contemporary glass artists express their ideas and feelings through the intriguing medium of glass in this special exhibition guest curated by local artist and Water Street Glassworks founder Jerry Catania. Artists as Influencers will show how the momentum of the Studio Glass Movement keeps evolving and growing, showcasing beautiful works of contemporary glass.

DEX R. JONES: STORIED PORTRAITS

Influenced by the cultural richness of his Caribbean heritage and Pan-African studies, Dexter R. Jones unwaveringly removes the veil of self-conscious inhibition by eliminating preconceived notions of beauty. Instead, he masterfully reveals true splendor and regality, even amidst vulnerability.

Jones relentlessly pushes the characterization of beauty not often seen. Encompassing a mixture of texture, hues, flesh and heavy contrast in his editorial photography, his expertise in justly capturing women of vast shades is indicative of his strong matriarchal upbringing.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jones works on artistic projects, editorial assignments, and creative collaborations in both photography and film. Storied Portraits is Jones’ first solo show outside of New York and features 20 images produced in large-scale, further enhancing the vibrancy, strength and appeal of his artwork.

Artworks on view during Dex R. Jones: Storied Portraits are available for purchase through The Shop at Krasl Art Center. View a complete list of artworks for sale with pricing here. To make a purchase or for additional information, please email giftshop@krasl.org.

EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING

Close-Up of the work on view

Online Gallery Slideshow

Exhibition Gallery Guide

Gallery Guide Side 1 Large | Gallery Guide Side 2 Large

IN THE artLAB: BARBARA COOPER

Chicago-based sculptor Barbara Cooper uses wood, books and glue to create elegantly structured artworks. Using nature as her starting point, the artist is inspired by the stresses and obstacles nature confronts. These evolutions in growth and form provide the foundation to her stunning sculptures. 

Digital Gallery Slideshow