Kettle Art Gallery presents “Masstige”, a group exhibit featuring works by Jamie Walters, Minji Kang-Watrous, Marc Dominus, and Todd Gutmann.

Masstige combines the talents of four North Texas visual artists whose complimentary styles reflect unique interpretations of abstract art.

Artist Statements:

Jamie Walters’ work represents the bright, beautiful light at the end of the tunnel. If you’re struggling through life, the vibrant colors give you hope. If you’re “living in the light,” the art is a daily reminder of gratitude. The striking colors, flow of the brush, and elegant use of the pallet knife are reflected in her signature style.

“The most exhilarating feeling is finding a piece of art you connect with and love. It might not be the largest and most pristine piece in the show, but you have an undeniable connection to it.”

Minji Kang-Watrous is a self-taught artist who has perfected her unique style over the past 15 years. Her artistry reflects a modern, contemporary interpretation on traditional work that has been passed down from her mother, an established Korean artist. Minji’s past works have exhibited the juxtaposition of nature with architecture, contrasting natural beauty with hard lines and clean finishes to her current pieces, which combine textures to make dramatic, tactile statements.

Minji incorporates “hanji”, a traditional hand-pressed paper personally selected from a small family-owned shop in South Korea. Organic, multimedia elements like dyes, inks, paint, and natural metal flakes comprise meticulously finished designs.

Marc Dominus is a Dallas-based visual artist, who works primarily with oil and acrylic. His paintings display the joy and serenity he feels when mixing and applying colors and textures to form a unified composition.

Marc’s art is a record of the emotions and energy generated through the painting process. This can be seen in the variation of colors, use of texture, and layering in his work. His hope is for viewers of the art to experience and synchronize with some of those same emotions.

Todd Gutmann’s art is hands-on, blending color and texture in ways that speak to adventurous spirits. As a co-founder of “pigmnt”, an artist collective, Todd has worked to gain exposure for a variety of art, using online social media as a focus group. He works to create an art environment that is accessible to a variety of audiences, and wants people to find quiet space and creative inspiration that will allow them to mentally unwind, refresh and restore. And perhaps find creative inspiration of their own.

Working as an artist has given him the opportunity to work with different techniques and try a variety of different approaches while absorbing visual stimuli. He finds art to be less about perfection and more about taking risks, experimenting with different mediums, and trying different techniques.

Schedule of exhibition events:

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 6:00-9:00pm

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: Thursday, September 20, 6:00-9:00pm

Shop Till You POP! Fashion Event:
Friday, September 21, 2018 6pm-10pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018 11am-8pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 11am-6pm