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Island Oasis Mirage opening @ Big Medium

  • Big Medium 916 Springdale Road Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

An island represents a detached form surrounded by space, an oasis is a pleasant area in the midst of a difficult space, and a mirage is an optical illusion; the work of Michael Krueger, Kathleen McShane and Barbara Weissberger occupies a place that is simultaneously all three.

Krueger, McShane and Weissberger explore images and objects in ways that challenge notions of representation, often employing the languages of sculpture, drawing, painting and photography at once.

The three artists live and work in the very different environments of western Pennsylvania, southeast Texas and Kansas, yet continue to cross paths. McShane and Weissberger met while at MacDowell Colony residencies in New Hampshire and Krueger and McShane got to know one another at the Frans Masereel Residency in Belgium.All three artists have exhibited at the Drawing Center in New York City. Krueger is represented by the Steven Zevitas Gallery in Massachusetts, McShane by Paul Kotula Projects in Detroit and Weissberger is a Guggenheim recipient.