New year, new shows! Join us for the opening reception of our next Pink Gallery show featuring the artwork of Charlotte-based artist and illustrator, Kristen Solecki.
"I have been collecting discarded photos for over a decade. Most are black and white from a time when standard film was expensive and snapshots were precious. Over the years, a large sub group has developed among my collection that is composed of women of all ages posing in a variety of fashions. What they wore told stories of their inner selves and provided a glimpse of how they wanted to be perceived. This work, inspired by the fashions in these rediscovered photographs, explores the women’s possible stories, and celebrates their choices."
Kristen Solecki has taken her love of story and imagery to a career as an artist and illustrator. She creates work that centers around narratives tinged with nostalgia and small, meaningful moments. She uses gouache, ink, and collage on paper to engage the viewer through the tactile, genuine quality of each piece.
Kristen Solecki studied illustration at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and creates work for a wide variety of projects including illustrations for books, magazines, products, and gallery shows. Solecki exhibits her drawings and paintings around the country and regularly teaches workshops.