The new exhibit Noble Synthesis - located in our Genevieve Guldner Gallery - features a collection of the Tulsa resident's drawings, photographs, and crystallized creations, which marry his love of chemistry with his art. Thrasher practices a kind of alchemy, transforming and combining commonplace materials to render something brilliant. A dead cicada, or an animal skull, takes on a macabre beauty with the adornment of colorful crystals grown by the artist.
The enchanting works, curated by recent Kansas City Art Institute graduate E.K. Harrison, make up the latest in a yearlong series of Library exhibits curated by KCAI students. It is underwritten by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts and Pam and Gary Gradinger.