Friday, December 28, 2012

Charles Kurre Gallery in Scottsdale

Today I discovered a small gallery in downtown Scottsdale.  Charles Kurre, Selected Works, features some wonderful paintings and several medium sized sculptures.  The gallery is located at 7051 East Fifth Avenue Suite E, on the corner of Marshall Way and Fifth Avenue.  The gallery is new, and has a cool vibe, and is a must see while in the downtown area.  Charles Kurre’s work has been featured for years in The Perimeter Gallery in Chicago.  This is the first time Charles has shown his work in the Valley of the Sun.  Gallery hours are Thursday 11 am – 9 pm, Friday-Saturday 11 am – 6 pm, and Sunday Noon – 5 pm.  This is one of those rare times when you are actually greeted in the gallery by the artist himself.  Charles Kurre studied painting and sculpture at Purdue University.  When asked about his art influences, Charles had this to say:

“While certainly there are threads of influence from artists like Kandinsky and Miro, artists who's work I admire and who have had the most influence,  not necessarily in a pictorial sense, but in my approach to my work are painters Clyfford Still and Richard Diebenkorn, the sculpture of Rebecca Horn, and the photographer Minor White. As for living painters Thomas Nozkowski, tops the list.”

For more information you can visit his website at or his blog at

This "pop up gallery" is now closedThank you.  Feb. 14, 2013