Survey of Works
Runs from March 16, 2019 – May 18, 2019
Artist Reception – Thursday, March 21, 2019 6pm.
Open to the Public.
Jill S. Krutick (b. 1962-)
Jill Krutick is a contemporary abstract expressionist who paints in both oils and acrylics on canvas. She is known for her series of paintings, which speak through the spirited use of color and texture. Her works have captured the attention of renowned art critics and historians, who follow her work and write about her evolution as an artist. Bruce Helander (The Art Economist) writes, “Jill Krutick’s gentle and gracious works add enchanting, soulful excitement every day for life…Krutick’s uniquely complicated gathering of disparate forms with a subliminal ambulatory feeling that makes them seem to skip off the canvas and into thin air.” Art historian, Annette Blaugrund writes, “Jill Krutick is an abstract expressionist whose unique technique harks back to American gestural expressionism begun in the 1940s.” Ira Goldberg, who served as the Executive Director of The Art Students League, New York’s renowned 142-year old art school from 2001 to 2017, said “Artists like Jill Krutick have taken up a courageous practice; to explore the depths of visual expression as a means of communicating her sensation. We laud her pursuit. We champion her crusade.” Krutick painted for over 40 years privately and studied at The Art Students League of New York. In 2010, she decided to show her work publicly and, since then, has garnered increasing visibility . In the past 8 years, she has had 12 solo exhibitions, and 23 group shows. Krutick will be holding her first solo museum exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art scheduled for March 2019 and a joint show at The National Arts Club in NYC in October 2018. She has over 100 global collectors including museums and corporations. Krutick paints out of Mamaroneck, NY in her studio, Jill Krutick Fine Art. She is active in the field of arts, and has served on the boards of The Art Students League, The Recording Academy (NY Chapter), Hoff-Barthelson Music School, The Wharton Arts Network and National Amusements.
For Immediate Release: “Jill Krutick: Lyrical Abstraction” at the Coral Springs Museum of Art
The Coral Springs Museum of Art is pleased to announce an exciting exhibition of abstract paintings by Jill Krutick, which will open to the public on March 16, 2019 in its spacious 5,000 sq. ft. main gallery. The artist’s distinctive style is based on the principles of abstract expressionism, a movement that is considered one of the most important uniquely American inventions in contemporary art. This approach is seen most notably in the early works of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning as members of the New York School, which developed in Manhattan in the 1930s. Krutick also was inspired by earlier female artists such as Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, and has been exploring the creative aspects of incorporating handsome color and textural components into her paintings, such as swirling and rhythmic ambulatory forms that offer the viewer a brand of visual poetry that is distinctive, but also idiosyncratically recognizable as Krutick’s signature. Curated by well-known artist and critic Bruce Helander, the exhibition will feature more than thirty large-scale canvases that celebrate the magical configurations of contemporary abstraction, accented by areas of color and often compelling textural surfaces and the appearance of depth. Two important works, titled Moonstone and Phoenix (images attached), are characteristic of the artist’s oeuvre, where a creative mix of spinning and twirling abstract shapes seem to mimic elements found in nature, whether water or sky. In these selected works, Krutick demonstrates a refreshing and masterful painterly style that invites an audience to take a brief journey into a custom-made platform chock full of movement initiated from handfashioned disparate shapes and shifting structures. In other paintings that encompass color field arrangements without constructed borders, she takes a cue from early “action painters” by building up multiple transparent layers of vibrant hues, offering an illusion of space and energizing her compositions that often are presented as diptychs or triptychs, while in some cases paintings are placed together horizontally or vertically even though they are two or three separate panels. In designing the exhibition, the artist and curator have sequestered certain patterns and identifiable formats into separate galleries, including her early Ice Cube series that utilizes abstracted squares in a variety of ‘frozen” stages in transparent shades of icy blue, or her explosive expressionist color experiments such as Aurora Borealis, where a virtual galaxy of vivid drops and drips interacts with the universal expansion of countless tints and shades that comfortably fit into three large vertical panels. The show offers a rare actual 360-degree perspective of works created to be separate but equal, as the observer engages in a panoramic view with the same “technique” and ingenuity and visual common denominator. Krutick recently had exhibitions at the prestigious National Arts Club in Manhattan and at the Center for Creative Education in West Palm Beach. Her work is represented in private and public collections as well as corporate commissions and museum collections. Jill Krutick attended The Art Students League of New York from 2011-2015 and has served on the boards of The Art Students League, The Recording Academy (NY Chapter), Hoff-Barthelson Music School, The Wharton Arts Network and National Amusements. The exhibition continues through May 18, 2019. For additional information please contact: