Camarillo, Calif., March 7, 2013 – The CSU Channel Islands (CI) Art Program is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles artist Kerry Kugelman. “Trackless: New Paintings” runs through Friday, April 5, in the Art Gallery at Napa Hall on the CI campus. A closing reception will be held Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.
With his latest exhibition of abstract paintings, Kugelman continues his exploration of atmosphere, light and color. Employing a broad palette, this new body of work teems with forms and textures that evoke a sense of mystery and wonder. Using acrylic mediums, ink and charcoal applied in multiple layers, Kugelman’s paintings have rich, glossy surfaces, abstract details and patterns. Very little of this work is painted with a brush, but is instead poured, splashed, scraped and sanded, creating floating worlds of light and color. “Trackless,” the show’s title, alludes to a place where there are no established routes or ways to go, creating the need to choose our own path.
Kerry Kugelman’s paintings have been exhibited throughout Southern California and are in numerous private collections. His writing has appeared in several local art publications, and he has also taught at universities and colleges throughout the Los Angeles area and the Inland Empire, including at CI.
The Art Gallery at Napa Hall is located on Ventura Street on the CI campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.
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