“First Thursday” Reception / Month of February Will Feature Louisville Painter

Jasper (Local Sources) – The Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center is pleased to present Louisville, Kentucky painter, Kayla Bischoff for the month of February.

In a news release from the Jasper Arts Commission, Bischoff’s work is characterized be surreal arrays of whimsical figures, often distorted to semi-abstraction with psychological undertones.

Kayla Bischoff, 2nd from right, talking with gallery visitors recently in Louisville. Photo: Kayla Bischoff

Kayla Bischoff, 2nd from right, talking with gallery visitors recently in Louisville.
Photo: Kayla Bischoff

Bischoff states, “Gaping mouths, shrugging shoulders, flailing arms, and cracking faces occupy the surface in an overcrowded frenzy. On the surface my paintings are vibrant and playful; however, I invite the viewer to peer closer into the cluttered surface of detailed disorder to discover many of the abstracted figures experiencing some inner trepidation.”
Bischoff’s exhibit titled, ‘Push/Pull’ refers both to the content of the work and her artistic process. She makes deliberate choices while allowing for intuitive spontaneity to act as a guiding force that pushes and pulls in response to each mark made.

“The style in which I paint is a balance of abstraction, representation, spontaneous expression, and conscious decisions. The characters are hurriedly drawn in a frenzy, then built upon with several layers of paint to enhance the depth of the surface. I convey my ideas in painting because the immediacy allows for uninhibited mark-making. The tactile nature of the paint feels authentic while connecting me to the earliest form of human visual expression”, said Bischoff.

"Alter Egos" - one of the newest paintings from Kayla Bischoff that will be included in her display during February at the Krempp Gallery in Jasper.

“Alter Egos” – one of the newest paintings from Kayla Bischoff that will be part of be included in her display during February at the Krempp Gallery in Jasper.

Kayla Bischoff holds a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) from Bellarmine University and also attended the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

To learn more about the artist, visit her website at www.kaylabischoff.com.

Meet the artist and listen to a Gallery Talk at the FIRST THURSDAY Reception at the Krempp Gallery on February 2nd, 2017 from 5:00- 7:00 pm. Cash bar and refreshments will be served. This is a free, family friendly evening out.

The Krempp Gallery, located in the Jasper Arts Center adjacent to the VUJC campus, is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, until 7 pm on Thursdays, and Sunday from noon to 3 pm. School groups, clubs, and students are welcomed. Admission is free.

For more information, please call the Arts Center at 812-482-3070. The Jasper Arts Center is managed by the Jasper Community Arts, a department of the City of Jasper. The JCA is supported by the Friends of the Arts, Inc., the Indiana Arts Commission through its regional partner the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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