kurre.art news #244

march 24th

Now is the time to fall back on the words of great artists to illuminate my lack of progress on the video documenting the exhibition, A Certainty of Measure. 

“When something is finished, that means it’s dead, doesn’t it? I believe in everlastingness. I never finish a painting – I just stop working on it for a while.” (Arshile Gorky)

“I’m never finished with my paintings; the further I get, the more I seek the impossible and the more powerless I feel.” (Claude Monet).

My painting, These are the things I remember. Their remnants cloaked in clouds felt but no longer known , was selected to appear in the May 2021 issue of the literary magazine Beyond Words.

I’ll be at eye lounge, in person, this Sunday from 11-3 pm.  The Inside of Outside is an exhibition of works by eye lounge member artists exploring the inner workings of the natural world as a reflection of self. It’s a terrific exhibition, so come by, see the work, and say hello!

Thanks for reading!

Charles

kurre.art news #243

february 18

Through the chaos of preparation, the exhibition, and sorting out its end, my studio is in shambles. I like a bit of disarray, but there’s a flash point where my brain just kinks. So, I’ve been doing nothing I should, just what happens, and this painting is what happened.

Now back to the tasks at hand. First and foremost, I want to thank the folks who visited the gallery, sent their good wishes, followed the newsletter and my exhibition posts on social media. Thank you! Your time and interest are very much appreciated! Next, the virtual version of A Certainty of Measure will be ready to post soon, and I think very engaging on its own.

In the not too distant future, I’ve work in a couple of group shows, then opening on December 17th, a second solo exhibition at Eye Lounge. Twenty twenty-one has started out full speed and looks to end up the same way!

Charles

kurre.art news # 239

january 20

The opening weekend has come and gone, and I’d like to thank everyone who visited the gallery Saturday and Sunday; your support is genuinely appreciated. I was a bit disappointed there wouldn’t be a proper “opening” with the accompanying social gathering. Still, it was such a pleasure just sharing the work individually with folks; it ended up being a memorable weekend. 

Now is one of my favorite times in the gallery. The work is out of the studio chaos, hung on pristine white walls, with ample room to breathe. It’s really the first time I can “see” the work. Divorced from the context as the creator, it no longer seems mine; it belongs to itself, and I experience the work unencumbered by my practice’s formal concerns.

I’ll be back at the gallery this weekend, so come see the exhibition. Because of Covid-19 and needing to keep everyone safe, including myself, please schedule a time for your visit. Email me at: charleskurre.art@gmail.com

Saturday, January 23rd, 1-5 PM
Sunday, January 24th, 11AM – 3PM

If you’d like to see the exhibition in person and the weekend hours aren’t convenient, let me know, and I’ll arrange for a private visit.  charleskurre.art@gmail.com

Thanks for reading

Charles

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