Rie Palkovic, a graduate of New Mexico State University with a MFA in painting and drawing, brings her artwork to Las Cruces for an August exhibit at Unsettled Gallery. Her exhibit Between Shadow And Space . . . seeks to capture ambiguity. Palkovic defines ambiguity as that in-between place that many feel from time to time. Her way of composing and her use of materials to juxtapose the remnant of something (shadow) and the absence of it (space) forms the principles underlying and guiding her work.
Palkovic was born and grew up on the island of Okinawa, surrounded by flora and fauna and the ever present ocean. These influences from nature, moments of pure beauty, also find their way into her work. Her internal assimilation of both Eastern and Western aesthetics is nourished by her bi-racial heritage.
Rie Palkovic's work has appeared in numerous venues in Washington, Oregon, California and Missouri; Las Cruces and Mesilla, New Mexico; El Paso, Texas; Victoria, British Columbia; and Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico. In addition to creating her artwork, Palkovic is the Art Department Head and Art Instructor at the Moses Lake, Washington Big Bend Community College. Her artwork has received numerous awards, and she has been similarly recognized for professional excellence in her academic career as student, instructor and administrator.
The exhibit concludes on Saturday, September 3.
King And Queen
Oil And Gold Leaf On Canvas . 18” x 18”
© Rie Palkovic
Daylight Savings . Oil On Canvas . 24” x 24”
© Rie Palkovic
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