Part of the Chronic City Series
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.
See the article about this show that was in the University Daily Kansan earlier this month here: http://www.kansan.com/arts_and_features/alumna-karen-matheis-exhibit-downtown-integrates-art-and-surroundings/article_375e1324-741a-11e4-b0d0-1b099db842db.html#.VHU2XbRkkfA.facebook
Exterior View of Chronic City from New Hampshire Street