BPA December Gallery “The Usual Shenanigans and Other Hooplas”
BPA Gallery in December: “The Usual Shenanigans and Other Hooplas”
Oil paintings on glass by Christopher Kroehler
First Friday Art Walk: December 4 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit continues throughout December at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)
Join us in the BPA Gallery December 4 for an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Christpher Kroehler’s show is a series of oil paintings on glass depicting urban life full of his cast of characters. Each of his paintings tells a story. They play at form, color, and image – experiments of expression which read beneath the surface. His attraction to pattern and detail is derived from living in Japan for sixteen years and his dedication to the stories of the figure is derived from a simple love of form and composition.
For the past twenty plus years Kroehler has been concentrating his efforts on paintings on glass. He has developed a method of dimensional painting, which utilizes the transparent quality of glass by applying paint to both the outer and inner surfaces as well as canvas backing. As a result, light plays a major role in the work by casting shadows onto the canvas through and around the painted images on the surface of the glass. In the end, the effect is the incorporation of several separate surfaces into a cohesive and dimensional whole.
The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and regularly participates in the First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Gallery hours are 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday plus one hour prior to each performance. Admission is free, and information is available online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.
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