Javier Jimenez exhibits silk screen art at Kortman Gallery
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Rockford artist Javier Jimenez will show his fresh, eye-catching silk-screened works in an exhibition opening with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 17, and 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 18, in the Kortman Gallery. The exhibition, titled mixed messages, is a visual adventure into Jimenezs fascination with dots and halftone patterns which are the common elements of screen printing. Admission is free.
Jimenez, who owns Saturated Threads, a screen printing company, takes his work into the realm of op art by taking simple images and complicating them through the silk screen process of overlaying multiple dots and patterns.
The resulting images sometimes trick the eye and show some sort of movement, says Jimenez. This movement effect, along with my choice of colors, results in some eye-popping images.
Jimenez uses pop culture imagery in his works that are inspired by childhood memories and current events. The exhibition will also feature some wearable art and other functional art objects featuring Javiers cool images, says Kortman Gallery director Doc Slafkosky. Even his announcement cards were all hand screen printed, each signed and numbered!
The mixed messages exhibition opening coincides with the Spring ArtScene from 5-9 p.m., Friday, April 17, and from 3-9 p.m., Saturday, April 18. The show runs through May 31. The Kortman Gallery is upstairs at J.R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main St., downtown Rockford. For more information, call (815) 968-0123 or visit www.jrkortman.com.
from the April 15-21, 2009, issue
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