Solo Exhibition by Chris Boyko to be Held in President’s Gallery in September
Explore the bizarre, strange and unusual world of local Gainesville, Ga. artist, Chris Boyko.
Boyko’s surrealistic works will be on view during his solo exhibition at Brenau University’s Presidents Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the Simmon’s Visual Art’s Center, Sept. 14th – Nov. 28th, 2023. An artist talk will be given by Boyko during the artist reception at 6PM, Sept.14th. Artist reception is from 5:30-7 PM.
Each one of Boyko’s paintings unveils the hidden realities within the human mind.
“The subconscious is constructed like a giant web, which as a whole, creates an individual, states Boyko. If one were to examine each individual piece, they would realize it’s composed of multiple ideas, memories and feelings which are constantly shifting. It’s this shift within our subconscious that changes our perception of reality. It’s why each of us can respond differently to a multitude of situations.”
Using automatic painting techniques, Boyko’s mind enters a meditative state.
“As I begin to follow the strings of the subconscious web, the organic forms develop within the painting – one form leads to another, like a trail of thoughts, Boyko explains. It’s as if my mind and the paint are in sync with each other, for while I explore my own mind, gaining an understanding of myself; I’m also gaining an understanding of the forms.”
Chris Boyko graduated from Kennesaw State University, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Visual Art. He participates in national and international exhibitions along with charity art events in and around community.
Chris has exhibited in multiple group and solo exhibitions throughout his career including a solo show at the Peachtree Branch Library, located across the street from The High Museum of Art. Group shows include Kibee Gallery, Atlanta, Ga., The Studio Door in San Diego and The Creative Soul: Art & The 9 Levels of Self at the Life Force Arts Center in Chicago.
Online magazines like ARTicul ACTION have published interviews in regards to his artwork.
Bonko strongly believes in aiding the community. He volunteers and donates his artwork to numerous local charity art auctions. Hambadge Art Auction at the Goat Farm and Toy Party, For the Kid in All of Us are just two of the charity auctions he participates in. He enjoys giving back to the community that supports his artistic endeavors.