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Industrial Occupation
A solo exhibition of works by
Kriss De Jong

Leedy Voulkos Art Center's Opie Gallery
2012 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64108

Opening Reception: Friday February 6, 2004 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: February 6-March 27, 2004

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Showing mixed media works executed on canvas & panel, Kriss De Jong brings the series Industrial Occupation to Leedy Voulkos Art Center’s Opie Gallery in Kansas City, MO.

De Jong creates abstract figures that defy categorization. These figures flow from pen to paper, transforming to sculptural beings set in an urban surrounding. Working to reveal a new urban mythology, De Jong captures the industrial landscape. Odd juxtapositions of derelict buildings and highways, new and old waiting to reveal the monsters in their midst.

What is a monster is a moving target; a monster is in the eye of the beholder. Monsters are often created by the viewer about their assessment of a situation. De Jong reveals these figures in their photographed surroundings, making corporeal the denizens occupying the industrial landscape. She leaves it to you to decide their intent. Do you want to hang out with these entities, or run?

The figures are painted in acrylic over pigment print on canvas or watercolor paper. The canvas is hand stretched, the paper is mounted on handbuilt panels.

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For more information:

Leedy Voulkos Art Center
2012 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64108
Email: info@leedy-voulkos.com
Phone: 816.474.1919 | Fax: 816.221.8474
Contact: Amy Kennedy

Kriss De Jong
Killer Banshee Studios

2201 Curtis St, Oakland, CA 94607
www.krissdejong.com | www.killerbanshee.com
Email: kbanshee@killerbanshee.com
Studio: 510.444.2649 | Mobile: 510.385.7040

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