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Todd Behrens

Curator of the Sioux City Art Center
  • "[Palmer] has always used pretty bold colors, but the colors now are brighter. And, she's also choosing that paint color that many artists really steer…
  • "She was influenced by what's called the Vienna Dioscurides. What that was, was the oldest illustrated book of edible and medicinal plants in existance,"…
  • "Kind of an unusual thing for us to show in terms of a series of paintings where the paintings themselves have had two different lives," says Behrens.…
  • "Looking at these drawings it really feels like you are inside someplace looking through a window out onto the setting that she has drawn," says Behrens.…
  • "His artworks are really accessible, they are combinations of nostalgia with a little bit of pop thrown in," says Behrens. "But, the more you start to…
  • "The splatters came first and then the drawings came second but that allowed him to pick out just the right size building so that they are incorporated…
  • "The expressions that each of these subjects has is natural. It's what we might otherwise, you know, read as blank. It allows us to continue that story…
  • "Some of the patterns that he creates will start to, I think trigger some things in your brain. And that is conscious on his part," says Behrens. "He…
  • "When you realize that it's two sides of the same structure then you start to understand it's more… about our depth", says Behrens. "…There's always…
  • "…It's one of those amazing transformations that can happen in the hands of an artist where you take something that you think is just what it is but…