J. Lynn Kronika, Artist/Owner
Fly’n Gypsy Arts & Graphics™
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Come see my art: watercolor, oil, pastel, printmaking, photography and installation art Original, framed and matted drawn and painted works, editioned lithography and etchings
At the St. Giles Family Mass Community presentation of:
The 2012 Holiday Gift & Art Fair When?: Saturday, Dec. 1st 11am-5pm & Sunday, Dec. 2nd 10am-2pm Where?: McDonough Hall, 1101 Columbian, Oak Park At the corner of Greenfield and Columbian Do your holiday shopping early and purchase handmade art by 18 local artists and goods from 2 Fair Trade organizations -- Harambee and North Central College Alternative Trade Project
Artist, Jessica Kronika will be available during the show for Pastel portraits and Face painting, s
top by the Fly'n Gypsy Arts booth.
All sales must be cash or check only, please.
Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Etched relief print
Symbolic Immersion: Prints and Installation Art
Opening Reception: June 15th, 2012 6-10pm.
Installation open 7-10pm
Exhibit runs through July 6th, 2012 At Expressions Graphics, 29 W. Harrison St., Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday, 1-4pm
|Installation view, Symbolic Immersion|
Columbia College Chicago, May 2009
Evoking a journey of discovery, the artist takes us into a contemporary experience of visiting prehistoric cave and early stone temples during a storytelling. Using cutting edge LED technology in the place of oil burning lamps, the illuminated spaces of Kronika’s installation invite you into the mysteries. Working with mixed media, the artist turns everyday materials into glowing crystalline and substantial spaces. Using printmaking, bookmaking, sculpture and photographic processes, the evolving series of two-dimensional art works and documentation capture the strangely universal yet undecipherable symbols that illuminate the exhibit.
Etched relief print
A strong thread of recycling ties the various media to one another, as the printed works play off the stenciled hand motifs of early caves, the plates they are printed from evolve into the silhouettes for the led projections within the installation’s ephemeral and translucent cavern, and delicate brass pendants with patina’s that reflect an ageless sense of the relic. The photographic works include time exposures of the installation interior as viewed in its various site specific presentations: May 2009 at Columbia College Chicago, May-June 2009 at Fly’n Gypsy Art Studio in Oak Park, May 2010 at Bridgeport Art Center of Chicago, March 2011 at Life Force Arts Center of Chicago, July 2011 RAW Artists Chicago at Evil Olive of Chicago, and September 2011 at Next Wave in Elgin, IL. The artist has printed unique editions of these still photographs as ready to frame original photos, greeting cards and postcards. All formats will be on display at the opening reception.
|J. Kronika at Evil Olive Chicago|
Lumiere, Raw Artists, July 2011
Supporting materials that allow insight into the artist’s process and inspirations include original and printed sketches, reference images and text, artist drawings, spatial renderings and diagrams, model, and books. Each format continues the distinctive symbols and incorporates the evolving trail of materials. This cycling and re-cycling builds layers of meaning and interprets the context of each unique site and exhibit theme to add levels of audience interface. Prime examples include the book which pairs each symbol as a print with a poem exploring its meaning as a gesture or constellation, the adaptation of the form to highlight its relation to the original temple of Gigantia at Malta for the Electro-Sexual exhibit at the Bridgeport Art Center, and the poem statement which accompanied the installation at Life Force Art Center’s The World of Fairy exhibit.
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012
With instructor Jessica Kronika Dates & Times:1-4pm, March 17th and 24th, 2012. Location:Expressions Graphics, 29 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL 60302. Cost: $35 per session, discounted rate of $75 for three sessions if paid in full at registration. This class includes some supplies, while other supplies* will be available from instructor for purchase or student can seek out their own. Overview:This workshop will cover several book binding processes. Demonstrations of glue binding, stitch-binding, and complete building of a book will take place. Students are encouraged to bring a project (pages and embellishments recommended) for completion. Recovering, scrapbook style glue bound book, and stitch-bound traditional book are scheduled. The process of preparing book parts, assembly, weighting and drying your unique book will be covered. Bring your pages and learn to build a glue bound, tape bound or stitch bound book. Limited supplies will be available onsite to preregistered students. Registration must be complete two weeks prior to class start date. Contact instructor to register and request supply list. To register, contact instructor Jessica Kronika at 847-722-7032 with your name and contact phone number or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012
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