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First Friday November 5, Release/Reveal: Karen Kunc Works in Process
November 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 1 – November 30, 2021
First Friday November 5, 6-8pm
New works by Karen Kunc evoke the inexorable tension of our times and the realization of irrevocable change. Created after the personal loss of the artist’s life partner, these striking images of waiting and potential transition offer a contemplative space. The pandemic years coincide with this time of grieving, causing isolation, loss, universal sadness, and greater possibility of change for all. These works-in-progress are the artist’s response to this moment in time and offer a visual metaphor of such transition and a memorial to our loved ones passed.
Kunc’s prints are created through the reduction woodcut process, from multiple blocks that were each printed and carved, then printed and carved again in an evolutionary process. Using selective inking and transparent-to-opaque ink qualities there are unique aspects of revealing and concealing, that mirrors the metaphoric meanings.
Also showing will be new artist books, with etchings.
Constellation Studios is a “laboratory” site for testing how these new printworks go together, and how to live with art. Catching sight, passing by, studying over time becomes an immersive awareness, and allows for seeing and knowing what feels right. Join in this experience – an explosion – of color, new forms, and poignant timing.
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