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Exhibit displays artist's "subjective reality"

October 14, 2003

Inspired by nature, Arthur Kvarnstroms "Town and Country" exhibit reflects what he calls painterly realism.

[Painterly realism] implies an emphasis on exploring color, form and shape relationships by manipulating paint, says Kvarnstrom, who views paint as both subject matter and a medium of expression.

What [paint] looks like and what it can do are the major considerations. Together, these elements provide a new subjective reality rather than a literal description.
October 14, 2003

Inspired by nature, Arthur Kvarnstrom's "Town and Country" exhibit reflects what he calls “painterly realism.”

“[Painterly realism] implies an emphasis on exploring color, form and shape relationships by manipulating paint,” says Kvarnstrom, who views paint as both subject matter and a medium of expression.

“What [paint] looks like and what it can do are the major considerations. Together, these elements provide a new subjective reality rather than a literal description.”

Kvarnstrom's paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, the Art Studio A Gallery in Santa Fe and the Prince Street Gallery in Manhattan.

The exhibit will be open weekdays from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday from Nov. 3 until Dec. 5 in APSU's Trahern Art Gallery. It's free and open to the public.
Terry Stringer