“Kaleidoscopic Visions” opening Friday, June 7th in the Kortman Gallery is an exhibition of new works by artists whose art is not only connected visually but personally. Husband and wife, Javier and Lisa Jimenez
converge their creative works connected by color and kaleidoscopic imagery...blending two distinctive styles of art into an imaginative and elegant show.
“The focus of these works is on repetition and on how repeating a somewhat simple form over and over can create something complex and beautiful,” says Lisa Jimenez. “It’s a modern interpretation of a kaleidoscope.”
Both of these born and raised Rockford artists gather influences from everyday imagery often from popular culture references with an emphasis on bright colors and the use of repetition.
Javier Jimenez, know for his screen prints, just returned from London where his collaborative works with 2 other Rockford artists, Dave Menard and Jarrod Hennis, were a smashing success at the “Pick Me Up” print show at Somerset House arts center.
This new body of work from Lisa Jimenez combines screen-printing and acrylic painting techniques to create whimsical compositions.
“I enjoy putting images together that at first glance do not seem to relate but after further viewing begin to ‘make sense.’” says Lisa. “This work draws from my funny, unique, and at times strange imagination.”
“Both Javier and Lisa have a keen sense and alertness to the contemporary art scene in Rockford and the world,” said Doc Slafkosky, Kortman Gallery director. “Their work is fresh, vibrant, and visually entertaining. It’s an artistic coup for the gallery and art lovers to have them together in one exhilarating exhibit.”
The opening reception for “Kaleidoscopic Visions,” new works by Javier and Lisa Jimenez, will be Friday, June 7th from 5:30 to 9:00pm in the Kortman Gallery, upstairs at J. R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 North Main Street. The show is part of First Fridays Downtown. DJ Slick Vick
will be spinning vinyl and the gallery bar, hosted by Dennis Horton
, will be open during the event. “Kaleidoscopic Visions” will be on display through July 31st. For further information call 815/968-0123 or visit www.jrkortman.com.
What: “Kaleidoscopic Visions” an exhibition of new works by Javier & Lisa Jimenez
When: Opening reception for “Kaleidoscopic Visions” will be Friday, June 7th from 5:30 to 9:00pm in conjunction with First Fridays Downtown. The exhibition runs through July 31st. Gallery & Store open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm.
Where: Kortman Gallery, upstairs at J. R. Kortman Center for Design,
107 North Main Street, Downtown Rockford