Zakic-GEORGETOWN, Ky. – In an ambitious move to embrace the sacred and the profane, artist Boris Zakic, professor of art at Georgetown College, has an exhibition of paintings at Eastern Kentucky University’s Giles Gallery in Richmond and simultaneously at PUBLIC, the gallery of the Louisville Visual Art Association.

The Giles Gallery exhibition, “Grand Gesture: Sublime,” includes three monumental works that deal with light, air, the painted surface, and gesture, each suggesting a different time of day and emotional state. At PUBLIC, Grand Gesture deals with more worldly themes.

“Grand Gesture: Sublime” will be on display at EKU’s Giles Gallery through Sept. 12. The PUBLIC exhibit, 131 West Main Street in Louisville, continues through Sept. 27.

Zakic holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans. His work integrates classical, old world realism with modern concepts like photo-realism, surrealism, and gestural abstract expressionism.