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Matt Kruback

Artists relate to the natural world through a variety of modes, and Matt Kruback describes what he calls his “disconnection with the natural world” in his artist’s statement: “My work investigates the rift between the environment and cultural experience using the defamiliarization and recombination of natural imagery.”

The Westminster College professor of drawing and painting enacts gestures of the dramatic through his works, void of landmarks or cultural encoding of anything familiar with which to place ourselves. His paintings evoke a multiplicity of places simultaneously, places that resist recognition or navigation by any kind of mapping. The way his images are emerging and evolving, it’s as though his impulse is seemingly to create the natural world anew.

In the other half of the Art Barn’s Finch Lane Gallery, Maureen O’Hara-Ure’s collaborations with writer Katharine Coles can be seen, and Marina Alexandrescu is showing in the Park Gallery. (Brian Staker)

Date: Nov 5, 2012
Time: All Day
Phone: 801-596-5000
Address: 1340 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, 84102
Where: Finch Lane & Park Galleries