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Kyle Wolfe exhibits digital works in Kortman Gallery beginning March 19
From press release
Graphic design, digital technology and the unusual creative approach by Rockford artist Kyle Wolfe result in intriguing and extraordinarily visual art to be presented in an exhibition in the Kortman Gallery. The exhibit, which opens Friday, March 19, is titled “A Thousand Words” in reference to how the images are created. Wolfe generates his colorful images by hand writing words that become small fragments of the complete picture.
“My work continues to evolve from a process of using words to create visual forms,” says Wolfe. “The words applied are representations of my consciousness at the given moment of creation. This ‘hands-on’ approach challenges the limits of digital art.”
Kortman gallerist Doc Slafkosky says seeing the work is the best way to understand the technique. “Hand-created digital art sounds like an oxymoron, but the beautiful, iconic graphic images are literally created by Kyle’s handwriting,” said Slafkosky. “‘A Thousand Words’ is such an appropriate title for this show, since seeing the actual art work visually explains the process, more than words can.”
The opening for the Kyle Wolfe exhibit March 18 is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Kortman Gallery, upstairs at J.R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main St., downtown Rockford. Admission is free and open to the public. The opening is in conjunction with “It’s Our Time,” a group exhibition at North Main Studios, 2500 N. Main St. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibition runs through April 13, 2010.
For more information, call (815) 968-0123 or visit www.jrkortman.com.
From the March 17-23, 2010 issue