Charles Kurre / A Certainty of Measure

Opening Saturday, January 16, 1 – 5PM

By appointment

It’s here. The exhibition opens this weekend. and I invite everyone to come see the new work.  Because of the ongoing issues with Covid-19 there won’t be the traditional opening social event, rather I’ll be asking folks to make an appointment see the show in person.  I’ll be at the gallery, every Saturday from 1 – 5 PM and every Sunday from 11 AM – 3 PM, until Sunday, February 7th. To schedule a time, contact me directly at charleskurre.art@gmail.com. The time slots are an hour long, and masks are required in the gallery.

The gallery is at 419 E Roosevelt St, just south of downtown. Eye Lounge is on the southeast corner of Roosevelt and 5th Street, and the entrance is off 5th Street. For those who can’t make it in person, an upcoming Kurre.art News post will include a digital version of the show.

I look forward to sharing the work with you!

Thanks for reading.

Charles

nuts and bolts

#238 – january 5, 2021

With seven days until I install the show and ten until the opening, I’m working down the checklist. Frames for the large paintings arrived last week, and seeing how beat-up the box was, I thought the worst, but they were packed to survive. I’d opted for unfinished maple, and I’m giving them a light white stain finish. I don’t sign the paintings until I know they’re heading out the door, then they need a final coat of fixative to keep the graphite and other media from wondering about. My favorite is Lascaux Fixativ. It goes on light and works to perfection, keeping everything in place with a subtle lustrous finish. Now for the remainder of the week, priority one is getting the paintings in the frames!

Your continuing interest in my work is much appreciated!

Charles

time and time again

#237 – december 2020

#73 detail

It’s been two years since the last post, and while I’ve let the newsletter languish, I’ve kept busy in the studio. On the horizon, a solo exhibition of new work at Eye Lounge, opening the weekend of January 15th. Eye Lounge is an artist-run collective/gallery located in downtown Phoenix and this will be the first of my two solo shows in 2021. So over the coming months, I’ll be sending out the newsletter on a more frequent basis, delving into the studio goings-on as I prepare for the upcoming exhibitions. 

2021 will be the tenth anniversary of the It Happens Every Tuesday newsletter. From 2011 – 2016, it did happen every Tuesday, and until 2018 as a monthly. Then, well, nothing. So as I blow off the dust, I thought some changes were in order. First, because I can’t promise the newsletter will go out every Tuesday, or even on a Tuesday, ( this being the exception to the rule) it’s the  kurre.art news you’ll see when the newsletter lands in your inbox.

The opening image is what I’m working on right now. Will it be ready by the 15th? An excellent question without a definitive answer. But that is the plan!

Thanks for hanging in and hanging on!

Your continuing interest in my work is much appreciated.  Charles