September 10-13, 2014, the Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN will be hosting “Figurative Association: The Human Form Symposium.” This symposium will have presentation and demonstrations by artists who address the human figure through works in all media. Two major exhibitions of figurative art will coincide with the symposium, for which a catalog will be published and available.
A demonstration by Kris Kuksi, entitled “Putting Things on Top of Things” will be included.
The symposium organizer describe Kuksi’s demonstration:
With the aesthetic flow of the Baroque and Rococo fused with modern world rigidity, Kris Kuksi will demonstrate his assemblage technique that bridges time and emotion, religion and warfare, sociological issues and cerebral conditioning all from the use of kitschy bric a brac, hobby trinkets, cheap jewelry, expensive collectables and even dead snails. Join him for a trip into his mild-mannered livelihood as an artist working in the minuet details of his carefully hacked-up compositions and OCD laden approach of putting things on top of things on top of some more things.
For more information, please visit: http://arrowmontfigure.org