Art professor's work accepted in national juried exhibit

Kurt Dyrhaug’s sculpture, “Small 262 Wing,” was recently accepted to the Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Exhibition in Abilene, Texas. Dyrhaug is a professor of studio art, sculpture and a Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow at Lamar University.

“Small 262 Wing” employs agricultural and nautical imagery from Dyrhaug’s experiences living in Southeast Dyrhaug 262 WingTexas, evoking the form and function of industrial elements and providing new associations of meaning. Dyrhaug’s sculpture incorporates 3D printing and metal coatings, which explore outdoor sculpture on a smaller scale. Forms of this nature hold the potential for creating a variety of enigmatic and suggestive propositions that solicit interpretation based on the relationships of scale and materials.

“Small 262 Wing took more than 20 years to create,” Dyrhaug stated. “Having my research accepted to a National Exhibition is always very important to my teaching position at Lamar University.”

Since 2008, Dyrhaug’s sculpture and drawing has been included in more than 200 juried and invited exhibitions including international exhibitions in Germany, Japan and Poland. Dyrhaug has had solo exhibitions at the Galveston Art Center, Dishman Art Museum, Lawrence University, University of Dallas and the University of Louisiana Monroe.

Additionally, Dyrhaug’s sculpture is represented in numerous private and public collections including Del Mar College, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Metals Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum Costa da Morte. Dyrhaug is also active as a visiting artist and artist in residence. Most recently, he served as an invited consultant for casting iron at the Atelierhaus Hilmsen in Hilmsen, Germany and an artist in residence at the Fundacion Torres Pujales in Corme, Spain. Kurt Dyrhaug also coordinates the International Symposium, Cast Metal and 3D printing at the Atelierhaus Hilmsen Residency in Germany.

The Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Exhibition is currently on exhibit until Nov. 2. in the museum’s Jane Breed Gallery. Gary Bukovnik, internationally acclaimed painter and printmaker is the juror.