A new exhibit opens Saturday, October 12, at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell. “Consumed” features prints by Justin Marable from Topeka and sculpture Juniper Tangpuz of Kansas City.
The exhibit “Consumed” asks two questions: What is the impact of human consumption on the earth? How will we adapt to changes in energy and land use?
The artists fuse eras of Kansas time from the prehistoric to the present by integrating ancient creatures into modern environments, machinery with animals and even some mythological creatures.
By combining research into the geologic history of Kansas with the modern era of agriculture and industry, Marable and Tangpuz have created a whimsical yet thoughtful exhibit.
Influenced by pop art of the 1960s, Marable’s work is inspired by ordinary concepts. He depicts the Kansas landscape through the processes of silk screening, photo transfer and painting. Tangpuz combines cardboard, corrugated plastic and found objects to create large sculptures of machines, animals and flowers.
“Consumed” is open for viewing October 10- November 9.
The Deines Cultural Center is located at 820 North Main in Russell. Admission is free.