Dorothy Simpson Krause’ “Crossed” is a unique 24 x 24 inch digital pigment print on plexiglass layered over a highly reflective silvery surface, with a crossed salvaged metal elements on the surface. Created as part of her “body+soul” series, the subject of a solo exhibition at The Danforth Museum of Art, the works incorporate photographs taken of twin performance artists Emily and Abigail Taylor. The subject of the work is a female figure wearing a white mask, cupping her face in her hands. A delicate layer of tulle lies on the plexiglass surface. The reflective surface reacts strongly with ambient light levels, creating a fascinating dynamic and changeable work. In lower light levels the figure is apparent against the a glowing background, while in brighter light, it appears to recede, to the point of nearly disappearing.
Krause is a painter, collage artist and printmaker who incorporates digital mixed media into her art. She is deeply inspired by history, nature, travel, and innovative art making processes. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries and museums, and is featured in numerous current periodicals and books. Krause is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art where she founded the Computer Arts Center and is a member of Digital Atelier®, an artists collaborative. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposia and is a consultant for manufacturers and distributors of products which may be used by fine artists.
Krause’ work has been exhibited across the United States and abroad, including at Art Complex Museum (Duxbury, MA); Jaffe Center for Book Arts (Boca Raton, FL); Landing Gallery (Rockland, ME); Danforth Museum of Art (Framingham, MA); Judi Rotenberg Gallery (Boston, MA); The New England School of Photography (Boston, MA); and 571 Projects (New York, NY). She has completed numerous public art projects and her work has been acquired by many museums including The Museum of Fine Art Boston, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
Series: body + soul
Signature: Signed lower right
Image rights: Copyright Dorothy Simpson Krause 2018
About Dorothy Simpson Krause