Olympia Center is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Chicago artist Deanna Krueger. Krueger works abstractly at the juncture where sculpture and painting intersect. Her process begins with recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray and MRI film) she layers with acrylic monotype prints. The film is then torn apart and the shards are reconnected into new configurations using thousands of staples. The resulting pieces are hybrids taking the form of large abstract wall hanging works that are slightly three-dimensional. The visual aesthetic is at once high-tech and primordial. The work evokes a multitude of associations: aquatic life forms, otherworldly geological formations, surreal vegetation, scientific images of the minuscule, visions of the cosmos. The titles hint at the conceptual nuances embedded in the work. As our modes of information storage evolve, the artist’s chosen materials are becoming artifacts of an earlier age.
Exhibitions at Olympia Centre are generously sponsored by 737 NORTH MICHIGAN and CBRE.
The exhibition was reviewed and recommended in Newcity Art by B. David Zarley:
Krueger has exhibited in Museum of Santa Severa – Italy, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, Berliner Liste, Aqua Art Miami, Rockford Art Museum, Gallery UNO Projektraum in Neukölln – Berlin, and numerous other venues. Her work resides in corporate, private, university, and museum collections in several states and in Europe. She received her BFA Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in 2002, MFA from Eastern Michigan University in 2004, and studied abroad in Italy in spring 2003. She has received several awards, professional development grants, and has completed residencies at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, WY, Ragdale in Lake Forest, IL, and at Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, MA.
More of her work can be seen at http://deannakrueger.com
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