March 2009: Kris Haas & Christopher Truax
Christopher Truax’s sculptures seem as though that they can come alive and start moving at any moment. After experimenting with animation and model making, Traux was inspired to express himself in a 3-D format. His figures seem almost robotic. His sculptures are a combination of hard and soft materials. His mix of metal and organic wings adds an element of the unexpected to his sculptures.
Kris Haas works primarily in oils & mixed media such as painters tape, wax, marble dust, polyurethane, lots of solvent, charcoal, with a mixture between canvas and wood. Much of her work has a tendency to be very layered because, as she explains, she is influence by the complex world around her. She calls it structured chaos. Her pieces hold an amazing amount of color richness and visual surprises.