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Rita Kirsch Dungey - Twin Cities Artist

Rita Kirsch Dungey - Twin Cities Artist.  Rita Kirsch Dungey's non-representational and abstract mixed media works are a combination of bold forms, colors, and textures that are intuitively and expressively combined to create lush, free, and energetic images.  Rita's background in health-care, healing, and helping others is the foundation of her artistic practice. She experiences art as a combination of life-giving forces and honors the freedom to create. Having courage, responding to what occurs, trusting nature, and following one’s rhythms all work to breathe life in to her work and art. 

Rita Kirsch Dungey

A Twin Cities Mixed Media Artist

Rita Dungey, ArtistPainting and creating images is both an inward and outward journey for me.   My abstract and representational images are inspired by a variety of sources and processes.  I start a painting with complete openness.  Sometimes I have a specific plan involving conventional composition and traditional methods.  At other times, my paintings develop somewhat on their own.  I trust how a composition will unfold and where it will take me.  Freedom to create with unlimited possibilities and the bonus element of discovery are part of my creative process.

I use a variety of materials and methods to build my images with multiple layers of paint and mixed media.  I create texture and energize the forms and surfaces by building them up and taking them down – layering, incising, and sanding, and sometimes rebuilding, as images are drawn out and materialized, or peeled back or dissolved to unearth subjects.  Some marks are impulsive while others are carefully planned.   The process of construction and destruction, addition and subtraction, and getting the materials and subject matter to either behave or misbehave continues until there is some resolution. 

I like to leave some things to nature, where seemingly unrelated components cross paths, interact, or organize.   I paint, and ask questions later about the figures or scenes that have emerged.  Often the end result is more, and larger than anything I could have planned before starting the journey.  My process stops short of a full statement, allowing the imagination of the viewer to continue the journey and further unfold the images in a way that is relevant to them.  


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  • Address:  Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Street, #270  Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Rita Kirsch Dungey is the proud sponsor of the:

Abstracted Visions, featuring Jeffrey Hansen and Lukas Carlson


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