Exhibit Dates: September 15 – November 20, 2020
Exhibit location: Downtowner Gallery, 231 East Main Street, Downtown Round Rock, TX
Helping to keep a local artist’s name alive through his art,
the Downtowner Gallery presents a solo exhibit by Kristopher Muldrew
Round Rock, TX – With a local family’s wish to keep Kristopher Muldrew’s name alive through his art, the Downtowner Gallery presents over a dozen works by this young painter, many of which reveal the influence of one of Kristopher’s favorite artists, the late Jean-Michel Basquiat.
That “Gifted Sight” is presented at 231 East Main Street is fitting: As a teen, Kristopher Muldrew worked in this very art gallery location, proudly welcoming visitors and interacting them about exhibits and creativity as a volunteer gallery docent for the nonprofit visual arts organization, Round Rock Arts.
About his art, the Muldrew family shares, “For those who are fortunate enough to behold a piece of his artwork, step away from it, his spirit will reveal what’s behind the abstract. You will be amazed.” His mother reveals that learning more about her son’s artistic influences has opened her eyes to even more of the nuance and meaning within Kristopher’s paintings.
About his personality, his family offers this lively description of this artist: “Kristopher was very creative, artistic, a charmer, inventor, a jokester, a comedian, amazing at helping people, a mediator, and a calm spirit. He enjoyed making people laugh, hunting, and fishing. You could never stay mad at him for long. He was the light of the family.” Kristopher leaves behind the love of his life, his two-year old son Kayden, who is already showing interest in art and musical instruments.
This solo exhibit of the artist’s work will be on view in tandem with “Pandemic Perspectives,” an exhibit curated by Round Rock Arts which shares viewpoints about the COVID crisis and the isolation of quarantine by local artists. As a companion exhibit, “Gifted Sight” offers its own perspective during this pandemic: Of a family grieving the loss of its beloved family member during a time of isolation and their wish to have his art and his name continue to live onward through being exhibited.
The arts community in Round Rock expresses its condolences to this local artist’s family members.