Art Uptown Gallery will present Dion Kurczek’s new fluid abstract paintings in the solo exhibit Fluid Visions from March 30 through April 26. An artist's reception will be held on First Friday, April 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 1367 Main St., Sarasota.
Whereas many artists attempt to capture nature’s intricate beauty on canvas using traditional tools — brushes and palette knives — Dion takes a different approach, preferring to minimize direct application of his mediums. In his Fluid Visions exhibition, he combines brilliantly colored inks, oils, and other chemicals, guiding these materials on a smooth panel surface to produce striking compositions of light, darkness, and color. The resulting work is then coated in a layer of glass-like resin. This layer highlights the intricate details of the piece, as well as enhancing its contrast and vibrancy. Each painting evokes a specific feeling or image, which informs its title. But what you might discover in each Fluid Vision is limited only by your imagination.
In addition to the public reception on Friday, April 5 from 6-9 p.m., Art Uptown welcomes patrons and friends to share its thirty-ninth season in its Main Street location where the diverse works of 29 local artists are shown daily, Monday-Thursday, 11-5, Friday 11-9, Saturday 11-5, and Sunday 12-5. Telephone: 941-955-5409. www.artuptown.com.