Galleri Urbane presents Anna Kunz: "Naked Light" opening reception
Galleri Urbane will present Chicago artist Anna Kunz for her highly anticipated solo show, "Naked Light." Completed in 2022, this series of paintings asks viewers to experience the warmth of light, represented by color, as a purveyor of society. These paintings galvanize conversation between both viewers and color upon canvas while confronting the emptiness and lack of connection from physical distancing.
Kunz utilizes acrylic on canvas and oil on linen for "Naked Light" as mediums to express kinship and community, addressing solitary existence. Dry and water-soaked strokes create an amalgamation of feelings in each painting. Using planks to traverse the canvases splayed on the floor, she slowly layers one color of paint at a time to the entire body of work. She creates a dialogue between heavily coated, bold hues of paint with lighter layers that are less opaque. No section of a canvas appears to be touched only once, layering thought and feeling.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through May 14.