• David Kraisler

    Heard Museum

    If the Southwest is to overcome regional provincialism, it must demonstrate the existence of styles that are indigenous but that also address the concerns of advanced art. As a sculptor working with conventional problems of scale, mass, modulation of surfaces, and the like, David Kraisler has absorbed local topographical features, and particularly the unrelenting character of the Arizona light, to create concrete forms that are as specifically local as they are typically modern. He is a synthesizing artist, catching fragments of rock as pure shape, molding them (whether monumental or diminutive)

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