April Opening Reception

April 3 - 26

Please join us for the opening reception of Quirk’s newest exhibits this Thursday, April 3 from 5-8 pm.

Our Main Gallery will feature the mixed media work of Minneapolis artist, Amy Rice. “Beginning with not-so-traditional print making methods (hand cut stencils and a Japanese Gocco printmaking toy) [Rice] makes original, one-of-kind pieces by additionally employing acrylic, gouache, ink and collage. Her ‘canvases’ range from weathered wood panels and found objects to antique envelopes, age-worn love letters, and found journal pages yellowed with time. Rice draws inspiration for her work from childhood memories, both real and imagined (or just slightly exaggerated with time), the urban community in which she lives, vintage botanical prints, her dog Ella, bicycles, street art, gardening, random found objects, collective endeavors that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion, downright silliness and things with wings.”

Quirk is excited to have Adam Juresko’s ‘(When you wake) You’re Still in a Dream’ show on view in the Shop Show. Juresko, a Richmond artist, is self-taught graphic designer and illustrator specializing in print media.

Using a free form flameworking technique, Arlie Trowbridge transforms borosilicate glass into highly tactile and wearable compositions. Pairing her signature cluster style of meticulous melted droplets with the hardness and structure of faceted crystal forms, “Glass Crystal Visions” was created with a feeling of awe and bewilderment that often encompasses her while standing in her favorite crystal shop.

Arlie currently lives and works out of her home studio in Asheville, North Carolina. She holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Photography and Film. During her senior year she discovered flameworking while fulfilling an elective credit under the teachings of Emilio Santini. Upon graduation in 2010, she began making glass work under the name Urban Revisions and has since been sold and shown in multiple galleries across the United States including MoMA Design Store, The Honolulu Museum of Art and Pismo Fine Art Glass.

Quirk’s April exhibits kick off with this reception and will be on view through Saturday, 4/26 with the First Friday Art Walk on 4/4.