New exhibit opens at Krempp Gallery
The Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center will present the artwork of mixed-media artist Amy DeLap of Vincennes and sculptor William Kolok of Owensboro, Ky., from Aug. 5 to 28. Due to COVID-19, there will not be an opening reception.
DeLap’s work focuses on non-objective, mixed-media collages. The pieces often have an underlying symmetry; implied static geometric structures, especially the grid, are expressed via fluid organic marks. The works are constructed from materials that are familiar, that carry the blunt factualness of the physical world.
Layers of marks and colors and films of glaze are added. Interwoven textures and spaces suggest contrast between the tangible and intangible, the intent being to offer a glimpse into that which is essential beyond form. Play between what is and what is not suggests, metaphorically, that fragile life is infused with unseen presence, its source, and that numinous strangeness lies just below the surface of ordinary objects and events.
“I like to think that for the artist making art, and the viewer thoughtfully looking at an exhibition, there is the possibility of experiencing a window, however fleeting, into that which defies language and yet defines encompassing reality,” DeLap said.
As a sculptor, Kolok creates a relationship between reclaimed materials scavenged over time and natural materials such as wood and stone. Preferring elements with a distinctive spirit, Kolok often uses materials such as aged lumber, limestone from old churches and weather-worn tools.
The resulting sculptures speak simplicity, boldness and subtlety to the viewer and are the reflection of his artistic talent and life experience combined into the mystery of creating. His work highlights the beauty in binding the aged material and the abstract element.
The Krempp Gallery, located in the Jasper Arts Center adjacent to the Vincennes University-Jasper campus, is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.
School groups, clubs and students are welcome. Admission is free.
For more information, call the Arts Center at 812-482-3070.