Kim Krause's current paintings embody his responses to Greek mythology. This colorful, energetic body of work, Chronos/Tropos, is on view at the Art Academy of Cincinnati's Pearlman Gallery through Feb. 8. (See Laura James' interview with Krause here.)
Read on for an eclectic collection of Krause's inspirations, in his own words.
Music and art.
Poetry. I keep a copy of Ann Lauterbach's The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience nearby as she's able to open wide vistas of possibility in an atmosphere of total uncertainty, a necessary condition for me in the studio. And recently Jack Gilbert's latest poems hit home by offering enormous places for reflection and contemplation.
Travel. And of course there is travel, particularly in Europe. It is provocative and energizing, an exploration of my sensibilities in pursuit of the essential.
Food and camaraderie. Everything is made more meaningful over a delicious meal, conversation with family or friends and an excellent glass of wine.
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