/ De Pree Art Gallery


Caleb Kortokrax 

August 22–September 21, 2018

GANG CHANT, an exhibition of new paintings by 2018 Borgeson Artist in Residence Caleb Kortokrax, reinterprets spacial conventions through merging abstract and literal description in his motifs. Kortokrax reanimates the idiosyncratic language of illuminated manuscripts of the Romanesque era in England by expanding its pictorial depth and putting it in conversation with his own notion of abstraction, perception and experiential color. The paintings incant song that harkens back to their own historical lineage; being objects of the present, they unconsciously speak in cryptic terms.

Kortokrax is an American painter living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Rooted in the interdisciplinary spirit, his paintings are an exercise in unlearning and relearning how to see. Kortokrax received his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art’s LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting and his BSFA in studio art and art education from Valparaiso University.

Press release for GANG CHANT 

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Artist Talk

Friday, September 21 | 4–5 p.m.
Cook Auditorium, De Pree Art Center and Gallery

Closing Reception

Friday, September 21 | 5–6:30 p.m
De Pree Art Center and Gallery