John Kushmaul: Downtown Nonfiction

8/7/2008

Second Floor Gallery

August 7 through October 6, 2008

Opening reception on August 8, 5 – 8 pm, in conjunction with 2nd Friday Art Night  John Kushmaul

John Kushmaul was born on a military base in Selma, Alabama in 1972. Kushmaul graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1993 with a minor in art, and has been painting in Little Rock for the past 14 years. He also worked in local television for four and a half years. Kushmaul's works are largely inspired by photographs he has taken of the city.  Little Rock serves as a convenient subject because the varieties of architecture document the role of history in a modern day Arkansas. The historic architecture viewed in conjunction with the street’s power poles, wires and satellite dishes show both the historic legacy and the progression of technology in Little Rock,” said the artist.  The light of the seasons is another frequent theme of his works, and Kushmaul is currently working on a series of paintings depicting downtown Little Rock.