Steve Krauss, a retried area physician, shows a large solo exhibit of his later work including paintings and prints. His work was made with the help of his model, muse and friend, Allison B. His style is original yet building upon the work of past masters such as Matisse, Manet, and Picasso. Themes include still life, nudes, and models featured in contemporary settings. Come join us for an evening of splendid local art.
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Broadway Studios And Gallery
1127 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN. 37917
Broadway Studios and Gallery (BSG) presents Steve Krauss in a solo art exhibit entitled: “Portraits, Double Portraits and More.”
Exhibit begins Friday, April 6th at 5pm and runs till 6pm, Saturday, April 28th.
Adhering to a philosophy that “art is a never ending process,” Steve, a retired physician and teacher, doesn’t let his age slow him down. His home and studio display many paintings dotted along the high walls.
Steve grew up with art being a a regular part of his childhood. Taking art classes at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and frequent family trips to NYC’s MOMA, Steve started a lifelong journey creating art. Throughout the years he has branched out using many media included painting, woodcuts, etching, jewelry, enamel and more.
Steve was inspired by past masters such as Manet, Matisse, and Picasso and was also encouraged by Knoxville art professionals, Owen Weston, “Nick” Nicolaides, Clark Stewart, Beauvis Lyons and Bobbie Crews. With their influence he has worked through the years finding his own “voice” as an artist.
His later work is made with the help of his model, friend and muse, Allison B. where he places her in contemporary settings such as gardens, cafes, homes and village streets.
He also incorporates patterned silk fabrics as recurring a element to help make a cohesive body of work.
Steve’s paintings display a wide gamut of colors and an engaging style where the artist’s unusual interpretation of realism and perspective are uniquely evident.
Some work of particular note are his “double portraits.” Borrowing from Picasso’s cubist style, these portraits and figures are exceptionally interesting with a combination of two angles of the same subject incorporated into a single image.
Opening night is “ First Friday” April. 6th from 5-9pm.
Parking is on site and light refreshments will be served.
BSG is located at 1127 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917.
Landmarks include, one block south of WATE Channel 6 TV Studios in Greystone Mansion between Knoxville Center for Art and Fine Craft and Vinyard Floor Covering.
BSG is a collective of 10 artists working under one roof. They hold monthly exhibits, operate and retail space and teach private lessons.
Jessica Gregory: 865-556-8676