Friday, September 9, 2016

Winnipeg Art Gallery Celebrates Karel Funk's Secular and Devotional Portraits

Karel Funk, Untitled #54, 2012. Acrylic on panel. 72.4 x 63.5 cm. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. © Karel Funk, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York and Galerie Division, Montréal
CANADA---The Winnipeg Art Gallery is featuring contemporary painter Karel Funk in the largest and first true survey of his work. The Winnipeg-born and -based artist has received international attention for his mesmerizing portraits of lone figures clothed in contemporary gear. The exhibition runs at the WAG until October 2. “Karel Funk mixes components of the secular and devotional portrait with the still life while maximizing the viewer’s engagement with his paintings. They’re stunning!” states Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO. “The WAG is Winnipeg’s art gallery and what could be better than being able to showcase one of Winnipeg’s own.” [link]