The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art--Ryan Bentzinger: nAMUH
This week the Daily Palette is celebrating Ryan Bentzinger: nAMUH, an exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA). This show is on view through January 17, 2016.
nAMUH is a science fiction story told through dialogue between monsters and robots and captivating watercolor illustrations. It will be published in book form in winter 2015. Ryan Bentzinger: nAMUH is an exhibition of more than 70 illustrations from the prologue and first chapter of the book.
From the CRMA website: "While each work represents a scene in the story, each also serves as an accomplished, engaging watercolor painting, where the artist pushes the medium to its limits. His gruesome-yet-endearing characters live in a post-apocalyptic world and the viewer journeys with them on their adventures in this watercolor world."
Please save your spells and open the door, pencil, ink, watercolor crayon, and watercolor on paper, 14" x 11", 2012
Courtesy of the artist. L2015.082
Iowa City artist Ryan Bentzinger holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Iowa. He currently teaches art part time while balancing his career as an artist, which includes painting, drawing, and writing at Taag Studios & Gallery in Iowa City and exhibiting his work both nationally and internationally.
Ryan Bentzinger's website
Image and exhibition summary courtesy of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art