Giles Gallery Features Exhibition of Paintings by Zakic

photo of Zakic's "The Shore"

In an ambitious move to embrace the sacred and the profane, artist Boris Zakic, professor of art at Georgetown College, has an exhibition of paintings at Eastern Kentucky University’s Giles Gallery in Richmond and simultaneously at PUBLIC, the gallery of the Louisville Visual Art Association.

“Not only was each exhibition conceived with the space of the gallery in mind, they have complementary themes – the worldly versus the spiritual,” noted Esther Randall, professor in EKU’s Department of Arts and Design. 

The Giles Gallery exhibition, Grand Gesture: Sublime, includes three monumental works that deal with light, air, the painted surface, and gesture, each suggesting a different time of day and emotional state. At the PUBLIC, Grand Gesture deals with more worldly themes.

“Zakic’s work integrates classical old world realism with modern concepts like photo-realism, surrealism and gestural abstract expressionism,” Randall said.

Grand Gesture: Sublime will be on display EKU’s Giles Gallery through Sept. 12.  The closing reception will be on Sept. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.

For Giles Gallery hours, call 859-622-8135.

Published on August 21, 2014