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Ullrich's works slated for Courthouse Gallery

LAKE GEORGE - A solo exhibition by Kirsten Ullrich will open Saturday, Jan. 29 at The Lake George Arts Project's Courthouse Gallery. The exhibit will run through March 4. An artist's reception for Ullrich is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 29.

Ullrich's work as painter, sculptor and animator stems from free associations that transform images into peculiar personal meaning, reviewers have said.

She plays with illusion and abstraction to create distortions that are at once comic and exuberant, and brutal and unsettling, according to an LGAP source. The result is an ambiguous mix of cartoon fun ride and psychic tension.

My process often begins with drawing because of its immediacy - this allows me to act on mischievous impulses that emerge - and the result is an idiosyncratic stew of lighthearted and sinister elements," she said.

Ullrich lives in Brattleboro, Vt. but is completing a residency fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. For details on the exhibit, visit www.kirstenullrich.com or www.lakegeorgearts.org or call 668-2616.

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