The Jasper Arts Centers’ Krempp Gallery will be showcasing the work of Saint Louis-based artist Reid Norris and Cleveland-based artist Alice Kiderman during the month of May.

KidermanThe artists both explore the world of abstraction. Norris is a two dimensional artist and Kiderman is a three dimensional artist.

Alice Kiderman’s artwork is primarily created from stone and bronze.  Her fascination with mountains, rocks, and stone, along with her passion for creating art forms from stone, allowing it to be one of the most ancient ways of “preserving” history, led to her three dimensional work today. Kiderman’s work is about Norristranslating the human emotions into a three dimensional visual sculpture. The focus is on the beauty and complexity of the humankind, rather than the ugliness and misery.

Reid Norris’ artwork provides an opportunity to play with the experience of looking. You will find in Norris’ work that it hovers inside and outside the grasp of recognition, evoking stages, heads and mirrors, chairs, windows, shadows, sky, and boundaries between interior and exterior spaces.

To learn more about the artists, visit their websites at www.reidnorris.com and alicekiderman@sculpturedimension.com.

The Krempp Gallery, located in the Jasper Arts Center adjacent to the VUJC campus, is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, from 8:30 am until 7 pm on Thursdays, and Sunday from noon to 3 pm. School groups, clubs and students are welcome. Admission is free.

For more information, please call the Art Center at 482-3070.