Winnipeg, Manitoba – August 27, 2013 – Megan Krause is an oil painter attempting to reconcile her medium with her message. Ideals of sustainability and environmentalism clash with Krause’s seemingly hypocritical use of oil in her latest exhibit Salt of the Earth. The exhibit opens on September 6 at 7 PM and will run until September 20, 2013. Krause will attend the opening night reception.
In Salt of the Earth, Krause strives to explain the interconnectedness of the Earth’s resources, while grappling with the conflicting reality of modernism. She struggles to fulfill a greater purpose but worries painting may not be enough. Creating her paintings adds to the detritus of the world, but how else can Krause communicate her ideals?
“Salt of the Earth evokes a process of personal evaluation,” explains Krause. “Weighing the ways in which we bring food to the table, our consumer choices, how we get around, and through all of this, what we support.”
Consumer goods and industrial fragments litter Krause’s canvases, utilizing playful colour palettes and surrealist perspectives that contrast her serious subject matter. Krause’s imagery highlights her conflicting ethics and betrays the beauty that only oil can afford.
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