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Brian Kirk: “Natural Reaction”

September 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Exhibit dates: September 5–October 7, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, September 13, 6:30–8:00 pm
Printmaker and sculptor Brian Kirk manipulates the natural interaction of water and steel to create unique, rust-pattern prints that challenge assumptions of steel’s strength and durability. To create the prints, Kirk sandwiches his cut-out steel plate designs between two sheets of archival watercolor paper. The paper is then submerged in water, oxidizing the steel for several weeks as they develop mesmerizing patterns. Kirk’s prints, in a palette of rich ochre, orange, and brown invite viewers to join in the wonderment of the natural phenomena of rust.


September 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am
October 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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The Art League


Studio 21 – The Art League Gallery

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