Dan Frueh's work is inspired by the confluence of creation and entropy. He makes images of that which humans have created, and nature’s attempts to reclaim it. Dan finds beauty in the inevitable
decay of what we have sought to control. "I see my work as abstract landscapes, emerging from the real world around us. These pieces of the physical environment reflect not only the larger
landscapes we navigate, but also the natural and political environment of our times."
The past few years have caused Dan to change the way he approaches his subject matter, the images I choose, and the way I treat them. For me, there has always been beauty in the slow burn of
oxidation. Recently, I have been recognizing more of the chaos within the beauty. We live in a time of natural, social, and political tumult. The world has always been on fire, but the pace
is accelerating. This body of work reflects some of my interpretations of the world around me, the environment we inhabit, and its impact on the lives we live.
Dan Frueh has lived and worked as an artist in Kansas City since 1992. He graduated from the photography department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1994. He has worked as a photographer,
artist, carpenter, craftsman, bartender, gallery owner and family man ever since. He has shown work locally and nationally, His work can be found in many private collections.
“Geometric Mutations 2020”
Morgan is a multi-disciplined visual artist. He works across a variety of mediums from mixed media to printmaking to animation. He received both his BFA and MFA from Fort Hays State
University. He grew up on the family farm with space to roam and interact with nature freely, but also adept at using technology and embracing the ever changing digital realm that has become
intertwined with daily life.
Mutations” is an ongoing collection of work generated through a combination of contrasting visions. Exploring the intersection of the digital and natural world, these works are the result of
a constant drive to experiment with new methods and materials. Digital processes include integrating the use of 3D software to extrude and deform imagery to incorporating CNC
machines and laser cutters for mark making. Contrasting these digital and mechanical methods are traditional drawing, painting, printmaking techniques. Subject matter and methodology
intertwine through this process of mutation, a kind of evolution that becomes a contrary amalgamation of the natural and mechanical, artificial and organic.