Yesterdays 9/11 anniversary also marked the sixth anniversary of artist Frank Krainzs nervous breakdown. It happened after 9/11 because I couldnt put it into perspective, and it changed my art everything I made became more reduced and fragmented, he says. The resulting work minimal, Lennonesque embroideries on a range of materials, including plastic, tarps and wood is overtly political and rooted in humanism.
Krainz adopted the nom de plume Mr. Looneypants
two years ago as a response to the seriousness of his works thematic content. I call myself Mr. Looneypants, partly because I did have a breakdown, and the work speaks to that. But it also speaks to the breakdown the world is experiencing. Catch his art through October 31 in the exhibit windows outside BNIM Architects in the Kansas City Power & Light Building, 106 West 14th Street.
Sept. 12-Oct. 1, 2007