Deanna Krueger
Pangaea's ShoreShards Exhibition at Olympia Centre
151 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, ILNeptune (right)Epsilon Indi (left)Echo in its new home in Lincoln Park"Fields""Fields""Fields" Neptune in its new home.ShimmerShimmerShimmerShimmer "Shards" "Shards" exhibitionCollector’s Choice 2012"Swell"FreshGroup showGroup showResonance IILobbyConference RoomHallwayMaia
First Place Award in Established Category
In Situ
I work abstractly at the juncture where sculpture and painting intersect. The resulting pieces are hybrids. The process for my Shards series begins with recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/ MRI film) layered with acrylic monotype prints. The film is then torn apart and the shards are reconnected into new configurations using thousands of staples. The visual aesthetic is at once high-tech and primordial. Serving as a marker of this time of transition, the materials speak to the recent evolution of information storage. When virtual documents replace paper, the lowly staple will become an artifact of an earlier information age. Modes of diagnostic imagery are shifting as well: X-Rays and MRI scans are increasingly being recorded solely in the digital realm.

Striving for the elusive and the intangible, my work explores the boundaries between reality and that which is not yet known. It evokes a multitude of associations: aquatic life forms, otherworldly geological formations, surreal vegetation, scientific images of the miniscule, visions of the cosmos. I am interested in humanity's collective search for meaning in the absurdity that is this life, and in the pleasure to be found in the various manifestations of that search.