KM Fine Arts | Chicago is pleased to present Ascension, a solo exhibition of new works by Chicago-based artist Francine Turk. KM Fine Arts and Francine Turk have partnered with Russell Simmons and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation for this exhibition. 10% of the show’s proceeds will benefit the foundation, which is dedicated to providing inner city youth with significant exposure to the arts, as well as, supporting under-represented artists with exhibition opportunities.
Chicago-native fine artist Francine Turk got her big break when her charcoal nude pieces featured in the 2006 Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn-helmed filmThe Break Up. In demand from avid collectors and interior designers alike, Turk's work was most recently seen by the masses on the hit show Empire.
When set designers, Caroline Perzan and Kim Clancy asked for art for the set of FOX's breakout hit, EMPIRE, Francine was thrilled. They utilized a dozen pieces from Francine's Graffiti, Femme, Love Letters and Noir Paris collections along with three custom pieces for record mogul, Lucious Lyon's office. Francine's work is a favorite above set designers given the variety of subject matter and mediums.
Francine Turk is honored to have been invited to create a series of original drawings for all of the performing artists during the GRAMMY Gala benefiting The MusiCares Foundation® on February 6th. In addition, an original large scale oil painting of 2015 Person of The Year, Bob Dylan, stemming from her BADASS series will be auctioned that evening to benefit the charity.
Performing Artists at The GRAMMY 2015 Gala Tribute Concert (including GRAMMY winners Beck; the Black Keys; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Norah Jones; Tom Jones; Los Lobos; Taj Mahal; John Mellencamp; Alanis Morissette; Willie Nelson; Aaron Neville; Bonnie Raitt; Bruce Springsteen; Susan Tedeschi; Derek Trucks; Eddie Vedder; Jack White; Jackson Browne; John Doe, and Neil Young.)
The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The celebration culminates with the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.
MusicCares Foundation ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.