Full Circle Nine Gallery Features Jim Kirk in “Sunrise/Sunset” For June First Friday

  • First Friday Art Opening
  • Full Circle Nine Gallery
  • Visual Art

Full Circle Nine Gallery Features Jim Kirk in “Sunrise/Sunset” For June First Friday

  • First Friday Art Opening
  • Full Circle Nine Gallery
  • Visual Art

Jun 7

The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) will feature Jim Kirk in “Sunrise/Sunset” as part of the First Friday art tour at the Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9), 6-9pm on Friday, June 7th. Admission and parking are free.

With “Sunrise/Sunset,” photographer Jim Kirk shows the beauty of light in nature. Kirk’s offerings explore that golden time between the two states, when anything and everything seems possible.

“I’m told I do ‘altered photography,’” Kirk said. “Sometimes my art looks like a photography, or it might look like a painting. My art starts with one of my own photographs. It’s altered in some manner. The colors might be intensified. Maybe added contrast. Perhaps I’ve added something that wasn’t actually in the original photograph.”

“Sunrise/Sunset” is more than photographs and their alterations. They are made to create and stir emotions in both the artist and the viewer. Much like the sun rising and falling every day, the cyclical nature of human emotion, expression, and interested is revealed in this show. Jim Kirk is happy to let his mood and feelings in the moment take over. Where Kirk wants to discover the interplay between light, dark, and color in nature, the artist is exploring it within themselves, and allowing the audience to do just the same.

About Jim Kirk

Jim Kirk hunkered down pretty deeply during the pandemic, and this show marks his return to the outside art world. He began dabbling in photography in 1975, and says he became obsessed with it as a result. Since those early forays, Kirk became a photographer by trade; documenting weddings, little league games, corporate events, musical events and concerts, studio portraits and funerals.

“Yes, funerals,” Kirk said. “I have no idea why they hired me, but a gig is a gig.”

In keeping with the theme of looking down from the heavens, Kirk was also an aerial photographer for several years. But of all the gigs Kirk undertook, wedding photography elicited the most jitters.

“Weddings are the worst,” Kirk said. “The biggest day in someone’s life, and I’m in charge of documenting it all. No stress, right? If one little thing went wrong, they may have nothing with which to remember it by. It was intense, but I loved it.”

About the Full Circle Nine Gallery
The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery. With over two dozen artists occupying a large, three-room space of the more factory-reminiscent portion of the Circle City Industrial Complex, Full Circle Nine offers a wide variety of art forms, media, and approaches.

The gallery has regular hours: 6-10pm on Fridays, 12-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Full Circle Nine Gallery is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com

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