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Exhibit of Paintings by Local Artist on View at D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
April 16, 2010
The Mechanics of Introspection, an exhibition of paintings by East Longmeadow artist Kris Ludwig, is on view in the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts through July 11, 2010.
Painted in oil on wood and canvas in the style of an Old Master, the series of paintings explores the idea of brokenness in communication, relationships, emotion, and ideals through the depiction of ordinary inanimate objects that have been affected by their environment. Destroyed by a catastrophic event, pummeled by daily use, or decayed by the elements, the broken objects are shown caught in a defining moment of resistance. He sees these broken objects as being figuratively crushed by anxiety and shattered by the weight of the world, much the way that human lives can be shaped and scarred.
Ludwig received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He currently teaches at Springfield College.