Name: Kyle Kruse
Exhibition: Janus Maxim
Media: Film, Sculpture, Wood Carvings
Gallery: Marilyn Werby Gallery
About the Artist
Kyle is in his last year here at Long Beach State. He’s going to achieve his BFA in Print Making once he finishes up. This exhibition is his senior project that took him about 10 months to complete this exhibition. After LBSU, he plans to go to grad school. He has been moving from place to place being from a family of immigrants. He enjoys rock climbing and photography of the outdoors.
From black curtains to dirt on the floor, you didn’t know what to expect from this exhibition since it was a dark place. It had videos in the background playing while also having wood carvings that were fantastic. So much was going on that you didn’t necessarily know what to focus on. Interesting to say the least.
Kyle’s work is in relation to Greek mythology and the research he has done for it. According to the some of the information there, he had three pieces of films, sculptures, and woodblock carvings that represented the Roman Myths of Prometheus, Janus, and Sisyphus. That’s really unique and had never seen anything like it.
This one was interesting. It was a bit unusual but that’s what made it so good. Relating it to Greek mythology was something that I had yet to see an artist do here at the galleries which is why doing this conversation would have been interesting. I got my money’s worth because it sure was. I won’t say it’s my favorite but it is something that was done really well and you could obviously tell the effort that was put into this exhibition.