“RECENT WORK,” OPENING FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH, 2017, 6PM-9PM
Hron’s work has evolved over the years through diligent engagement’s with the painting medium within varied personal and cultural contexts. This process has been inspired by a few big ideas that continue to invite exploration, and of those ideas, notions about drawing and spirituality are the most fundamental. In more recent years, observation based drawing and paintings of skies and clouds lead to a new body of abstract work. Clouds are amazingly complex subjects to try to draw because of their fractal nature, and because they are molded by the currents of air in and around them. They are ephemeral. Hron likes to think of them as a metaphor of the self, shaped through the dynamic interaction of internal and external forces. Drawing clouds becomes a formal challenge of finding the pattern in the turbulence. Similarly, in the abstract works, he tries to generate a spontaneous scribble, and then work to find ordering patterns within it.
Hron was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1984 he received a B.F.A. from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and in 1897, an M.F.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Upon graduation, he received a Graduate Scholarship to study for a year at the Statliche Akademi der Bilden den Kunst, in Karlsruhe, Germany. Following his year abroad, Hron returned home to Omaha where he established a regular studio and exhibition practice. Hron served as an adjunct faculty member to several area universities, receiving numerous regional awards. In 1996 he accepted a position at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania where he continues to paint, exhibit, and teach.
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