Friday, December 19, 2014

Buzz Surrounds Current Show at LAC

Part of the Chronic City Series
Karen Matheis

The "must see" art show in Lawrence right now is the current exhibition in the front gallery of the Lawrence Arts Center Chronic City. Artist Karen Matheis, usually known for her tranquil landscapes, has a series of cityscapes with think black lines and undaunted energy.

We chatted with Matheis about her work.  She explained the work is site specific. "The show is meant to be seen from the street as well as up close in the gallery.  I took fragments of the infrastructure of the hotel that is being built next store to the Arts Center.  I put these in my paintings."

The paintings work as a group and were influenced by punk music of the late 1970's and a commentary on post-modern architecture.

This Saturday and Sunday is the last weekend to see the show Chronic City at the Lawrence Arts Center.  According the Lawrence Arts Center Calendar, the Arts Center will be closed from December 23 through January 3, ( the show closes on January 3).

See the article about this show that was in the University Daily Kansan earlier this month here:

Exterior View of Chronic City from New Hampshire Street

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