Cynthia Kukla. To the Sacred Grove.
The McLean County Arts Center presents Cynthia Kukla’s exhibition in the Armstrong Gallery June 16 - July 29, 2017. The free and public Reception will be on Friday, June 23, 5 - 7 pm.
"Before me, artists I admire have revisited famous figures and images in history and the works of art that stabilize their memory: Grace Hardigan's Great Queen Series, Leon Golub's Greek colossi and sphinxes, Jim Dine’s Glypthotek drawings, James Lee Byars installations and Roy Lichtenstein's rendition of monuments. My work is a tender rather than an ironic enterprise and the paintings I do bring together the painterly authority of our times, where a full arsenal of contemporary strategies are available for use, with the meditations on the past that this sober moment invites. From sculptor Giacommeti: “The entire art of the past, of all periods, of all civilizations rises before my mind, becomes a simultaneous vision, as if time had become space.”
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