Seattle painter David Kroll is a Chicago transplant who moved to the Northwest ten years ago, responding to the lure of the great outdoors. Not coincidentally, his own work, now on display in Pioneer Square, includes lively depictions of the natural world, but Kroll’s birds and bees are engaged in activities rather different then what you might see in your local woodland. Joining us to discuss this intriguing work is KUOW art critic, Gary Faigin.
Kroll has chosen a quite different route. His deft, technically brilliant works borrow imagery from several traditional painting genres, including museum dioramas, the lively birds of John James Audubon, Dutch still life, and pre-modernist American landscape painting.