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Carbon / Ash / Glue

a black and white ink and watercolor painting
Alexis Kuhr, August 2020: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA, 2021, ink and watercolor on paper, 30'' x 22''

Carbon / Ash / Glue

Alexis Kuhr

On view: Friday February 25-Thursday, March 24

Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 22 at 1:30pm

Closing Reception: Thursday, March 24 from 4:00-6:00pm

Binding abstraction with social critique, Alexis Kuhr’s ink paintings exist at the intersection of art and the vernacular language of comics, posters, and animation in ways influenced by artists and illustrators as disparate as Otto Dix, Jack Kirby, Victor Moscoso, and R. Crumb.

For the past three decades, Alexis Kuhr has explored the possibilities of abstraction in painting, drawing and printmaking. Her works have been shown nationally and internationally in numerous exhibitions and she is the recipient of fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Alexis Khur is a Professor in the Department of Art at UMass Amherst.

An artist talk will be held at Herter Art Gallery on Tuesday, March 22 at 1:30. A closing reception will take place on Thursday, March 24 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Herter Art Gallery abides by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Event Guidelines. All visitors are required to wear face coverings at all times, boteh within the gallery and Herter Hall. UMass Amherst expects everyone attending an indoor campus event to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event. Visitors to Herter Art Gallery should bring proof of vaccination or negative test result in the event verification is requested. For University of Massachusetts Amherst students, faculty, and staff, a valid UCard is sufficient.

This exhibition was made possible with generous support from the UMass Arts Council and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. For more information, please contact the gallery at