FRICTION

By Kristie L. Smith Nikitin, freelance writer and art enthusiast One of Gebhardt’s personal favorites, Friction, is the picture of a larger than life gaunt character awash in black and blue. His left eye is swollen shut, cheek bruised and the dripping paint from his puffy mouth could signify a busted lip. Yes, this man […]

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What’s a Contemporary Artist to Do?

By Kristie L. Smith Nikitin, freelance writer and art enthusiast Art, it’s everywhere, and yet how often do we really pay attention to it? The industry behind the thought-provoking pretties is a $66 billion (yes, that’s billion with a “b”) behemoth that is traditionally a very exclusive, relationship- driven, face-to-face business. Pieces range in price […]

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KRAIGO Skulls Upon You

The Kids (series by Kris Gebhardt) Painting 1 Kraigo: Skulls Upon You Mixed Media 78″ by 50″  Gebhardt’s son from his first marriage, Kraig, has a spirit that fills a room, making it nearly impossible to depict him on anything smaller than this 78” x 50” canvas. In the Gebhardt standard mixed media, Kraig appears as […]

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Ain’t No Crying To Your Momma

Ain’t No Crying To Your Momma  Mixed Media 73″ by 46″ This Kris Gebhardt painting is a picture-book pep talk in mixed media. Whether looking for life-skills, business advice or lessons in endurance, this work fills the bill. No matter the situation, Ain’t No Crying To Your Momma is the nudge (read: kick in the […]

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Echoes Of Breath

Echoes Of Breath By Kris Gebhardt Mixed media 57″ by 43″ In severe cases of cardiovascular disease and other illnesses, when the heart is weak and the lungs fill with fluid, breathing becomes desperate and shallow. This is a raspy hiss instead of a seamless, white noise. Artist Kris Gebhardt is familiar with this tightrope […]

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