'Little Lebowski Urban Achievers' on display

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| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The exhibit Jim Hopfensperger and Jason Lahr: Little Lebowski Urban Achievers will be on display in the Kerr Gallery at Western Michigan University's Richmond Center for Visual Arts through Friday, Oct. 9.

At first glance, Jim Hopfensperger's and Jason Lahr's works are disparate. While Hopfensperger’s delicately constructed furniture pieces are a study in understated craft, Lahr’s narrative paintings are a collision of popular and sub-cultural references over grounds of acid color and pixelated fields.

However, the artists share a shrewd skill in the disassembly and reconfiguration of their respective media. Hopfensperger channels the Arts and Crafts movement through a postmodern filter, while Lahr’s work stands as a meditation on the possibilities of painting in the midst of screen culture. Both themes are articulated through a meticulous attention to detail and the deployment of fastidious craft.

The artists will lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in 2008 Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

Gallery hours

RCVA galleries are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact Don Desmett at donald.desmett@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2455.

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