RUSSELL — September’s exhibit at The Deines Cultural Center features Hays artist Michael Kent Knutson. His show is titled “Times Fragmented Connections.”
The show in a compilation of work completed over the last three years, starting when Knutson moved to Kansas from the Black Hills of South Dakota. Making work that ranges from mixed media assembles made with found objects to large-scale traditional paintings, Knutson describes his work compelling cinematic scenes with a strong sense of impending drama. “Using the working-class male as a character or archetype who encounters surreal memories of his past and projections of his future, it is hard to decipher what is real.”
Knutson currently teaches drawing and design classes at Fort Hays State University.
“Times fragmented Connections” will be on display from Tuesday, Sept. 3, to Oct. 4. The opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, from 6-8 p.m. The Deines Cultural Center is located at 820 North Main Street in Russell. The Galleries are open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Admission is free.