Jessica Kovacs, a student of photography at WCU, will have her first solo show, “Rural Destinations” installed at City Lights Café of Sylva. The artist reception is Friday, Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., during which anyone is welcome to meet the artist and see her work while enjoying complimentary appetizers.
When I first met Kovacs, she seemed, at first, a shy and determined girl behind the viewfinder of her camera. Her plaid flannel and short, wavy pixie-esque hair revealed her more laid back side. Then as she began to talk, her modesty turned bubbly and colorful.
Kovacs’ digital photography is just as colorful as her character. Her work suits her because it unveils her true, vibrant personality.
“I see the outstanding color and quirky coordination. I like the irony in the photograph or any unexpected element that many would not look at twice,” Kovacs said with a smile and her eyes looking off elsewhere.
“Rural Destinations” signifies the big move Kovacs made from her hometown, Raleigh, to pursue photography at Western Carolina University, along with the aspect of traveling from place to place. [Read more...]