North Idaho College is hosting artist Robert Kraut’s “Castings & Wrappings” exhibit in NIC’s Boswell Hall Corner Gallery from Sept. 30 to Nov. 1. A gallery walk will be held for the exhibit at 10:30 a.m. and an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. An artist presentation will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Boswell Hall Room 128.
Kraut has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Eastern Washington University with a studio emphasis in drawing and painting. His collections are exhibited by the City of Spokane and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, among other venues. His current artwork is created through a process he has termed “paintskin.”
“‘Paintskin’ is a term I conceived of in the early 1980s that best described the processes I had developed and was utilizing in my artwork. I manipulate fluid paint on glass creating films of textured colors. I then use those dried sheets of paint to make my art. I use inlays, overlays, wrappings and castings as methods to develop my visual creations,” Kraut said. “The Paintskin Continuum is a chronological survey of the paintskin artwork I have created since the 1980s using my developed processes.”
More information about the artist and his work can be found at http://www.bobkraut.com./
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Corner Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit is underwritten by the Citizen’s Council for the Arts and the NIC Art Department.