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Opening Reception: Tyler Krasowski & Colby Bowers
July 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tyler Joseph Krasowski was born in Minneapolis in 1985 and grew up in Chicagoland. He received a BFA degree in Drawing at the University of Montana in 2009. Following graduation, based out of Texas, Tyler traveled the country as part of Drive by Press. He then took a job in Chicago working for artist Tony Fitzpatrick until 2013. He is currently a full-time artist in Missoula, Montana. Krasowski has exhibited nationally and internationally, with his work being included in museum collections. Commissions include a print for Pearl Jam’s 2010 world tour. He has served as a guest lecturer and visiting artist at several colleges and universities including The Art Academy in Tallinn, Estonia. Tyler is an artist with a medieval compulsion for precision. He modestly passes his days meditatively engrossed, gouging away, much like 15th-century knuckle draggers in Antwerp. Some days he doesn’t even feel the need to put shoes on. He takes his time and produces relief prints and drawings depicted sharply retaining hypnotic vibration. When not creating images, his so-called purpose is to locate obsolete neighborhood abstractions or antiquated rural myths. He also takes cartoon clouds very seriously.
Oklahoma City based painter and photographer, Colby Bowers, has been honing his skills in visual arts for many years. Originally a traditional oil painter, Colby blends photography with a love for music and graphic art, bringing about creative expression in colorful paintings. Colby’s evolution into wood burning allows him to introduce another element into his arsenal extending his talents further. With the use of perspective, loosely expressive brush stroke, and dreamlike story telling the artist crafts imagery intended to bring us back to nature. Born and raised in the town of Duncan, Oklahoma. Colby went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Oklahoma before settling in Oklahoma City to present day. Colby Bowers will be displaying his artwork at our Press Gallery.