THE MIRACLE OF FLIGHT – Etchings and Paintings by RUDOLF KURZAUGUST 1-31 2013
Reception August 8th 6-9pm
THE MIRACLE OF FLIGHT
GRAVEN FEATHER GALLERY
906 QUEEN ST W, TORONTO
This exhibition of well established master etcher and surrealist painter Rudolf Kurz presents images that depict birds, insects, wings, feathers or just the act of flying: the evolution of birds from dinosaurs – snails with wings – a hot air balloon – a parachute carrying an embryo – the artist himself, thirty years ago, when he still had feathers…
Rudolf Kurz works with a delicate touch and a macabre sense of humour. His small, exquisitely detailed prints and offbeat, elegant paintings are inspired by surrealism and the art of Medieval and Renaissance Northern Europe. This is his fifth solo exhibition.
He is also known as a muralist and as an author and illustrator of books for children and adults. Looking for Snails on a Sunday Afternoon, a monograph of his etchings, was short listed for best book design from all over the world 2006 at the Frankfurt and Leipzig book fairs.
Originally trained as a medical doctor in his native Germany, Rudolf later studied painting at the Art Student’s League in New York. After travelling extensively in Europe and South East Asia he emigrated to Canada thirty years ago. Rudolf and his wife Catherine now divide their time between Toronto and the village of MacTier in the Muskokas.
AUGUST 1 – 31, 2013
OPEN THURS, FRI, SAT 12 – 7
RECEPTION: THURS AUGUST 8, 6-9 PM