Kelly Burichin

Kelly Burichin   “TRUST YOUR JOURNEY”  Mixed Media Paintings

November 19 – December 30, 2018     Reception December 1, 5-7 pm

      

 

PRESS RELEASE

EXHIBITION OF COLOR AND MOTION

GALLERY AT THE WHARF FEATURES LOCAL ARTISTS

Washington, DC, November 19, 2018 —Martha Spak Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring artist Kelly Burichin. The “Trust Your Journey” show will run from November 19, 2018 -December 28, 2018 with a reception Saturday, December 1 from 5-7 pm. The exhibition will feature textured paintings.

Kelly Burichin, an artist and educator, creates vibrant paintings of color and texture. Burichin creates artwork with curving color-shapes and lyrical lines achieving an intense visual moment for the viewer. This technique offers an expression that seems to capture the complexity and color of her experience growing up on the water. Each painting is composed of intense color compositions intermixed with subdued shades evoking intense shadows and light.

The use of color is important and energizing. For this show, the collection consists of abstract and landscape paintings. The artist is able to create vibrant, yet translucent colors that complete a scene. The artist’s work is uniquely her own. She chooses to utilize brushes and palette knife to control her color but often pours directly on the canvas. She says, “I mimic the calligraphic line found in writing yet choose to include no words. It is about borrowing this type of line to create flow and expression.”

“Trust Your Journey” runs through December 28, 2018. The artist will be present at the reception Saturday, December 1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday 12-7pm and by appointment.

Gallery at the Wharf is an artist-owned contemporary art gallery exhibiting art by local artists with rotating exhibitions, painting demonstrations and gallery talks on a monthly basis.