"Kris Hargis is many things: a nationally recognized artist and illustrator, a graduate student in Boise State University’s MFA program, and a skilled carpenter. But above all else, Hargis is a maker. And the things he makes reveal the beauty and vulnerability of the human experience.
“Seeking is a big part of the creative process for me,” Hargis explained when I met him in his studio at BSU’s Fine Arts Center. His sculptures incorporate wood, bones, teeth, and even copper wiring, assembled and informed by their maker’s fascination with indigenous cultures and primitive art. “I’m aware of the arguments against cultural appropriation,” Hargis said. “But these forms inspire me.”
By Liza Long, Photography by Pete Grady
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March 13-April 30, 2015
The Art Space
Eagle Performing Arts Center