Liz Luisada | Shaun Krupa

May 25 - July 3, 2011

show extended to July 8

Opening Reception : May 25, 2011 6-8 pm

Liz Luisada | Shaun Krupa, installation view, 2011
Shaun Krupa, Coral Reef, 2011 oil on canvas 24.25 x 20.25 inches
Shaun Krupa, Abandoned Mansion, 2009 oil on canvas 24.25 x 20.25 inches
Liz Luisada, Dang Dog, 2011 oil and acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 inches
Liz Luisada | Shaun Krupa, installation view, 2011
Liz Luisada, Creeps, 2011 oil and acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 inches
Liz Luisada, Ironical Poetical, 2011 oil on linen 20 x 16 inches
Liz Luisada, Star Chasm, 2011 oil and acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 inches
Liz Luisada | Shaun Krupa, installation view, 2011
Shaun Krupa, Makeup Mirror, 2010 pastel on paper 23.75 x 18 inches
Shaun Krupa, Kwaldean, 2011 pastel on paper 23.75 x 18 inches
Liz Luisada | Shaun Krupa, installation view, 2011
Shaun Krupa, Don't Open That Umbrella in the House!, 2010 umbrella, string and wood
Liz Luisada | Shaun Krupa, installation view, 2011
Shaun Krupa, A Crushed Wiffle Ball That Looked Like Kermit the Frog Flew Around Chasing Me During a Thunderstorm, 2009 20 x 16
Liz Luisada | Shaun Krupa, installation view, 2011

Press Release

Liz Luisada culls imagery from dreams and mysticism and abstracts her material into painterly brushstrokes, studies of color and at times three-dimensional installations. Faces, figures, and objects appear in some paintings generated through gestural strokes and whimsical marks, while other paintings veer deeper into abstracted fields of paint. Luisada strives to create a mystical energy in her work, imbuing her compositions with a sense of magic made material.

Shaun Krupa’s paintings, sculptures and performances are rooted in the excavation of the artist’s childhood spent entertaining himself with everyday objects made extraordinary by the effects of nature. Broken televisions, radios and fans became tools for invention and imagination. Krupa strives to maintain these optimistic endeavors through the objects he’s always been drawn to, representing them without interfering with their form. Geometry appears again and again in his work, while the painterly process and materials soften his subject.

Liz Luisada received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. She lives and works in Crystal Lake, PA.

Shaun Krupa received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

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