Department of Art

Sculptures by Paul Kroner and Paintings by Randy Vuksta

Xavier University and the Department of Art are pleased to present Sculptures by Paul Kroner and Paintings by Randy Vuksta. Their exhibitions will be on display in the Xavier University Art Gallery September 24-October 22, 2021.

Paul Kroner is a visual artist, sculptor and designer. His creative work is a personal research project into human relationships —both internal and external— investigating loss, sadness, equilibrium, and resiliency. Making artwork that causes people to feel, reflect and find hope, he seeks to create a ripple effect, fostering connection. 

His series of figurative Twoods (rhymes with “moods”) are a product of this ongoing investigation into humanity. Seemingly masked and void of expression, their exposed extremities reveal their inner humanity while their gestures are open to interpretation. Are they affectionate or combative, happy or sad, resigned or resilient? Male, female or ungendered? It is up to the viewer to decide. 

Randy Michael David Vuksta describes himself as an Architect, Designer, Planner, Painter and Midwesterner. He states: “My work explores the landscapes of the Midwest. Vast horizons filled with fields of ever-changing color, dotted with the compositions of agricultural structures, and interlaced with a connecting pattern of roads and highways mark the Midwest landscape. Swaths of green emerge from the soil, growing every shade of green, ripening into golden tasseled corn; and pathways become lined with the color of exploding daylilies.”

An Artists’ Reception will be held on Friday, September 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Masks are required.