Kyle Wolfe's digital artwork now on exhibit in the Kortman Gallery, ends April 13th

Kyle Wolfe @ Kortman Gallery


Above: "Superman" & "Midway Theater" by Kyle Wolfe
Kyle Wolfe Exhibits Digital Works 
in the Kortman Gallery

Graphic design, digital technology, and the unusual creative approach by Rockford artist Kyle Wolfe result in intriguing and extraordinarily visual art to be presented in an exhibition in the Kortman Gallery.  The exhibit, which opens Friday, March 19th is titled “A Thousand Words” in reference to how the images are created. Wolfe generates his colorful images by hand writing words which become small fragments of the complete picture.
“My work continues to evolve from a process of using words to create visual forms, says Wolfe.  “The words applied are representations of my consciousness at the given moment of creation. This ‘hands-on’ approach challenges the limits of digital art.”
Kortman gallerist Doc Slafkosky says seeing the work is the best way to understand the technique. “Hand-created digital art sounds like an oxymoron, but the beautiful, iconic graphic images are literally created by Kyle’s handwriting,” said Slafkosky. “’A Thousand Words’ is such an appropriate title for this show, since  seeing the actual art work visually explains the process, more than words can.”
The opening for the Kyle Wolfe exhibit on March 19th is from 5:30pm to 9:00pm  in the Kortman Gallery, upstairs at J.R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 North Main Street, Downtown Rockford. Admission is free and open to the public. The opening is in conjunction with “It’s Our Time,” a group exhibiton at North Main Sudios, 2500 North Main Street. For more in formation call 815/968-0123 or visit www. 
What: “A Thousand Words” exhibition of digital art by Kyle Wolfe
Where: Kortman Gallery, upstairs at J.R.Kortman Center for Design, 107 North Main, Downtown Rockford
When: Opening reception, Friday, March 19th, 5:30pm-9:00pm. Gallery open Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm. Exhibition runs through April 13th, 2010.
Free admission. In conjuction with “It’s Our Time” exhibition at North Main Studios
Information: 815-968-0123 or

To see images of Kyle's work click on the "Current Show" option under Kortman Gallery to the left of the screen.

Happy New Year!

In celebration of the New Year, J.R. Kortman Center for Design & Gallery will be closed January 1 thru 3. Hope everyone has a great Twenty-Ten! We will resume regular hours on Monday, January 3rd: Mon.–Sat. 10am to 6pm.




On Friday, December 18th at approximately 7:35am Main Street opened to traffic for the first time in 34 years, with Mayor Morrissey and his father in the first car, Alderman Mark in the second car, and Doc Slafkosky, Jerry Kortman, and Chris Wachowiak in the third car. Here is video of that moment.

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"Androcles & the Cat" beaded sculpture by Betsy Youngquist. Photo by Larry Sanders
For more images and details about "Fable: Explorations of the Fantastic," an exhibition of works by Betsy Youngquist, click on "Current Show" option under Kortman Gallery on the left side of the screen.