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

Dreams of the Night Sleeper

ihet – november/december 2018 – issue 236

 During one of my recent fits of organization, I pulled out several never completed canvasses. Originally these two were intended for exhibition at Perimeter Gallery, Chicago and for reasons that now escape me, their development was problematic, the paintings weren’t finished, and didn’t end up being shown. After, I put them aside and began a new group of work. Revisiting these artifacts of creative effort, their intent is reimagined, guided by the instruments of memory and experience. A dilemma resolved. A quiet and measured chronicle woven by the force of time.

      The pragmatic affair # 239                Desire’s mnemonic memoir #233

Transformation is the heart of it. It’s the gentle tug, becoming a push then a shove. A feeling of urgency driving the narrative forward.

Long press for sitter frozen #37

The  cartography of  my visual language is informed by the tangled and knotted rhythms of nature. An exploration into the fabric of remembrance. The evolution of change. The reordering of perception. 

Evolution circus #61

Then there’s the bits and pieces. In these instances harvested from my own manipulations. An orange tree remnant from the garden, on an image of trees in Superstition Mountains, (assembled from multiple inkjet prints), and photographed.

Memorial to a lifetime of achievement #173

Apple tree remnant, also from the garden, on an image of trees in Zion National Park, (assembled from multiple inkjet prints), and photographed.

Memorial to a lifetime of achievement #191

Thanks for reading.
Charles