Deanna Krueger’s Shards Series Show
Deanna Krueger, a contemporary artist working in Chicago, IL, will be featured in a show of her work at the Judy Ferrara Gallery in Three Oaks, MI from January 14th-February 17th.
The show will primarily include works from her Shards series, in which she takes pieces of X-Ray film and acrylic monotype prints and staples them together with thousands of staples. These pieces are about 60” by 60” and square or rectangular in shape. They do not lie flat against the wall, but rather can be manipulated to fall in different ways, allowing the viewer the have some autonomy in the resulting presentation. Some are solid colours of blue, yellow, and grey hues, while others are gradients of green and blue hues.
Krueger received her BFA from the University of Michigan in 2002 and her MFA from the University of Eastern Michigan in 2004. She studied abroad in Italy in 2003 and exhibited her work at the Museum of Santa Severa in Santa Marinella, Italy. She has also exhibited at The Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago, Aqua Art Miami, the Rockford Art Museum, and Gallery UNO Projektraum in Neukölln in Berlin.
Krueger currently teaches Studio Art at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL, and is always working on her projects. In addition to her Shards series, she has produced the Liminal series, including both 2D and 3D pieces, which is inspired by her interest in the relationship between the present and the future. Her Consumed series is made up of post-consumer waste and industrial materials.
Working in painting and sculpture, Krueger strives to combine the two in her work, resulting in pieces that are hybrids. She is interested in the line between the reality that we are confronted with and that which is not yet discovered. Present in her work are references to the natural world, such as aquatic life forms, geological forms, and the cosmos.
Contact: Judy Ferrara, Judy Ferrara Gallery, (269) 756-9338, firstname.lastname@example.org