Karen Kunc: Impressions

The Karen Kunc exhibition has been postponed but will be rescheduled at a later date.

 

April 3rd through April 29th, 2020

 

Impressions is an exhibition featuring a curated collection of woodblock prints by artist Karen Kunc.

Karen’s prints and artists books stem from her contemplation of the forces of the natural world, ephemeral encounters and the immeasurability of time and distance. Her unique style of printing records the process of destruction and creation inherent in reduction woodcut, and as an artist she takes on an omniscient role as evolutionary choices move toward the resolution of her images.

Karen Kunc is the Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and the director/owner of Constellation Studios, Lincoln, Nebraska.

"My approach to making woodcut prints is an evolutionary process that mirrors such processes in nature and through our own effects. I recognize human and natural destruction and benevolence as abstract symbols, especially in our time of climate change with unknown consequences. There is a poignancy to these landscapes of newly vulnerable, or toxic, evolving worlds of microbes, seedlings, corals, gaseous pools and clouds, distended yet elegant flora - the sweep of such imaginary places - that are discovered in my studio investigations.

My color reduction woodcut prints are on handmade Japanese paper, with diaphanous color passages contrasting with dense layers of rich texture and spatial illusions. The carving marks give energy to growth patterns of exotic flora or fauna, while openness creates echoes of sound and breath. All suggest an immersive display that could be invasive or native, set in a rich ‘scape of density and voids, movement and stillness."      -Karen Kunc

 


Opening Reception:

First Friday, April 3rd, 5-8pm

 

Anderson O'Brien Fine Art

3201 Farnam St #6109

Omaha, NE 68131

(look for the teal awning just west of the Alamo Theater)

 

Free three-hour parking is available in the Midtown Parking garages with validation.