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OPENING RECEPTION: Lyrical Abstraction | Solo Exhibition: Coral Springs Museum of Art

  • Coral Springs Museum of Art 2855 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs, FL, 33065 United States (map)

Jill S. Krutick will be the featured artist in the main gallery at the Coral Springs Museum of Art from March 16 - May 18, 2019.  The Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6pm in the main gallery of the museum. This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will be curated by Bruce Helander, an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. 

Coral Springs Museum of Art | Lyrical Abstraction: Catalog Booklet

Page through to discover the selected works and critical essays for Jill Krutick’s solo show, Lyrical Abstraction, to be held in the Coral Springs Museum of Art in Coral Springs, Florida, from March 16 to May 18, 2019. Booklet by Dan Ellis. Printed in 2019.

Press Release

For Immediate Release: “Jill Krutick: Lyrical Abstraction” at the Coral Springs Museum of Art

The Coral Springs Museum of Art is pleased to announce an exciting exhibition of abstract paintings by Jill Krutick, which will open to the public on March 16, 2019 in its spacious 5,000 sq. ft. main gallery.

The artist’s distinctive style is based on the principles of abstract expressionism, a movement that is considered one of the most important uniquely American inventions in contemporary art. This approach is seen most notably in the early works of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning as members of the New York School, which developed in Manhattan in the 1930s. Krutick also was inspired by earlier female artists such as Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, and has been exploring the creative aspects of incorporating handsome color and textural components into her paintings, such as swirling and rhythmic ambulatory forms that offer the viewer a brand of visual poetry that is distinctive, but also idiosyncratically recognizable as Krutick’s signature. Curated by well-known artist and critic Bruce Helander, the exhibition will feature more than thirty large-scale canvases that celebrate the magical configurations of contemporary abstraction, accented by areas of color and often compelling textural surfaces and the appearance of depth.

Two important works, titled Moonstone and Phoenix (images attached), are characteristic of the artist’s oeuvre, where a creative mix of spinning and twirling abstract shapes seem to mimic elements found in nature, whether water or sky. In these selected works, Krutick demonstrates a refreshing and masterful painterly style that invites an audience to take a brief journey into a custom-made platform chock full of movement initiated from hand-fashioned disparate shapes and shifting structures. In other paintings that encompass color field arrangements without constructed borders, she takes a cue from early “action painters” by building up multiple transparent layers of vibrant hues, offering an illusion of space and energizing her compositions that often are presented as diptychs or triptychs, while in some cases paintings are placed together horizontally or vertically even though they are two or three separate panels.

In designing the exhibition, the artist and curator have sequestered certain patterns and identifiable formats into separate galleries, including her early Ice Cube series that utilizes abstracted squares in a variety of ‘frozen” stages in transparent shades of icy blue, or her explosive expressionist color experiments such as Aurora Borealis, where a virtual galaxy of vivid drops and drips interacts with the universal expansion of countless tints and shades that comfortably fit into three large vertical panels. The show offers a rare actual 360-degree perspective of works created to be separate but equal, as the observer engages in a panoramic view with the same “technique” and ingenuity and visual common denominator.

Krutick recently had exhibitions at the prestigious National Arts Club in Manhattan and at the Center for Creative Education in West Palm Beach. Her work is represented in private and public collections as well as corporate commissions and museum collections.

Jill Krutick attended The Art Students League of New York from 2011-2015 and has served on the boards of The Art Students League, The Recording Academy (NY Chapter), Hoff-Barthelson Music School, The Wharton Arts Network and National Amusements.

The exhibition continues through May 18, 2019. For additional information please contact:

Fiorella Lavena • Phone (954) 340-5000 • Fax (954) 346-4424

Coral Springs Museum of Art • 2855 Coral Springs Drive Suite A • Coral Springs, Florida 33065