Artist Rita Kirsch Dungey
September 19-October 29, 2023
Artists Reception: Sunday, October 1 from 10 a.m.-12 noon in the Gallery Hall
Rita is a visual artist from Bloomington, MN. For the past 9 years her studio practice has been in the NE Minneapolis Arts District.
At the heart of Rita’s work is a need to explore and discover. She starts a painting with complete openness and trusts the moment-to-moment unfolding of the creative process. Her multi-stage processes of mark making, layering paint, building texture, sanding, and incising all work to set the stage for seemingly unrelated components to cross paths, interact, and organize. The result is a combination of bold forms, colors, and textures that are intuitively and expressively combined to create lush, free, and energetic images that represent a journey through layers of time, colors, and space.
Before devoting herself full-time to creating art 16 years ago, Rita worked in medical research, clinical social work in health care settings, yoga teaching, and energetic healing. Her background in helping others remains the foundation of her artistic practice. Rita sees art as a life-giving force and conduit for health and healing. Having courage, responding to what occurs, trusting nature and following one’s rhythms all work to breathe life in to her work.
Rita’s work has been shown locally, in Miami, and internationally (Japan), as well as being commissioned and placed in multiple corporate settings.
The exhibit is sponsored by the WCC Art & Design Committee.
Visit her website at www.ritadungey.com