Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Fri., Sep. 21.
Bold and gorgeously rendered like a Matisse gone haywire, the work of MCAD alum Tynan Kerr (who now lives in L.A.) startles with color, shape, and the juxtaposition of recognizable forms with abstractions. He uses pigment bound in beeswax and egg yolk to achieve his eye-popping effects. In addition to paintings, Kerr also delves into notions of technologies ancient and modern with chainsaw carvings (coated in neon wax and plaster) and a potato-powered device. He shows in Minneapolis on a fairly regular basis, but this exhibition takes his experiments in materiality and intellectual inquiry in new directions.