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Kristy Luck exhibits introspective multi-media works at Kortman Gallery
Kristy Luck uses multi-media techniques in her art to explore her inner feelings toward personal relationships in an exhibition titled “Intimation(s),” opening Friday, April 13, in Rockford’s Kortman Gallery.
Luck’s images are created using several techniques, from collage to layering pigment on canvas to painted photographic images. There is more to her soft, sometimes highly impressionistic works than meets the eye.
“My goal is to create a mood that hints at thoughts unspoken just below the surface,” writes Luck in her artist’s statement. “My work is highly personal, but the feelings conveyed by my images are universal.”
According to Doc Slafkosky, gallery director at Kortman Gallery, even though Luck’s work is emotionally charged, it still has a mellow, relaxing quality.
“Her art does speak to you emotionally with colorful, subdued imagery that is quite refreshing,” Slafkosky said. “You could say they are impressionistic abstracts.”
Luck is a Rockford native presently living and working in Chicago. She received her bachelor’s of fine arts at Rockford College and is pursuing her master’s of fine arts in painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The opening reception for the “Intimation(s)” exhibition will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 13, and from 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 14.
The Luck exhibition is part of the 2012 Spring Rockford ArtScene and will be on display through May 31.
Kortman Gallery is upstairs at J.R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main St., downtown Rockford. Call the gallery at (815) 968-0123 or visit www.jrkortman.com.
From the April 11-17, 2012, issue