September 22 - October 28
"...and Tales of Great Adventure."
Paintings by KAREN TUCKER KUYKENDALL
"Tropical Bird Show " oil and Sharpie on canvas, 30 " x 30" (detail)
"My newest paintings are created by juxtaposing my personal journal drawings with a combination of cutout shapes and pieces of flora and fauna imagery that create a confining environment. I contrast this combination of real and realistic with unreal and unfinished," says Kuykendall.
"Anticipation" oil on canvas, 54" x 63" (detail)
Kuykendall, in describing her work says, " My paintings are cluttered and busy and frantic and loud. I interweave images like plots and subplots in novels so that the layers of images, symbolism, spatial planes, color, and pattern work together to create tension and harmony....with a little humor."
"Renzo and Lucia with their Dog at the Beach " oil on canvas, 30" x 30"
She received her M.A. Degree from the University of South Florida and her B.A. Fine Arts from Florida State University. Kuykendall's work can be found in public collections of The Tampa Museum of Art, The Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, TECO, Tampa, Florida, Capitol Building, House of Representatives, Tallahassee, Florida, and Florida Department of Natural Resources, Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building, Tallahassee, Florida.
The work can be viewed during regular hours: Tuesday through Friday from 10 - 5 and Saturday 11 - 4.