solo exhibition by John Kurtyka
Using evocative form and color, John Kurtyka experiments with visual metaphors. His artwork ponders and plays with some of our most serious social and psychological obstacles.
A seasoned draftsman, painter, and muralist, he gradually moved over to digital media. At first uploading drawings into the computer to experiment with color. After that he became enamored with vector drawing on the computer which allows him the flexibility to try out the free flow of ideas that come to him as he works.
A resident of the Silicon Valley, Kurtyka’s artwork has been shown at venues that include the Euphrat Museum in Cupertino; the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and the San Jose Museum of Art. As an artist in residence, he creates lessons and brings visual art activities to children in public schools. He holds an MFA from San Jose State University.
Artist Reception: Friday August 1st, 7–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk in downtown SJ
Exhibition dates: August 1–29, 2014