August 27- September 24
Opening Reception August 27, 6-9pm
Join us for the opening reception of Silvie Lukacova RETROSPECTIVE
Lukacova’s work is inspired by physical matter and emotional experiences. Some works are derivations of raw meat which she brings into her studio as models. Other works are more reminiscent of aerial landscapes that are extrapolated from personal experience. All her work is guttural in its application of paint to surface. A blend of impasto and knife work that sits on and penetrates the surface with visual resonance. Her use of color is subdued and limited to low-end tones and values with few selected colors that emit a somber note.
The works presented in this show are a mini-retrospective of a category of contemporary abstraction that is kept alive by artist like Lukacova who sustain a train of thought that claims lineage to early expressionism and opens a portal to the present.
Lukacova was born and raised in the Czech Republic in the spa town of Karlovy Vary, CZ, located in the western part of Bohemia (Erzgebirge). She first visited the United States in 1996 and moved to Alameda, CA in 2000, where she has been living and working since.