March 6, 2018: 'NoDa Brewing Showcases Local Artists', Creative Loafing

 

WBTV NEWS, Charlotte, NC: 08.27.13: Hiddenite Center Celebration

 

July 26, 2013: 'Artist to Display Expressionist Style works on Hiddenite'

 

July 13, 2012: 'Unveling the Streets of Charlotte', The Clog, Creative Loafing

 

November 9, 2012: 'Jerry Lee Kirk adds Narrative to Art', The Clog, Creative Loafing

 

December 11, 2011: 'Charlotte Painter Started Creating Early', The Charlotte Observer

 

February, 2009: 'Featured Artist', Interview, NoDa News, Charlotte NC

 

Sept. 21, 2008: 'Festival Painters Take Art in the Park to Heart'

 

May, 2006: Q&A with Weird Charlotte.com

 

June, 2004: 'Chaos is Easy', The Blotter

 

Nov., 2003: 'Sanctuary Down the Road' Tess Gadwa, Charlotte Magazine

"...Look at Kirk’s art, or at his piercing brown eyes, and you’ll notice a certain intensity. In his paintings,some figures brood, while others exult, but each work strives to create a vidid emotional state. The art is meant to mean something. Pastel decorator art it is not. You can see this intensity in the bold colors, emphatic lines, and fragments of poetry woven into Kirk’s expressionistic style. You can see that same intensity in Kirk’s entire attitude towards work. Some people might envision an artist’s life as a pleasant second career or an excuse to stay out late and avoid the responsibilities of a regular job. But at age forty-three, Jerry Kirk has spent his career defying the stereotype. 
“He’s the hardest working, highest production artist I have ever met in my life... he paints religiously,” says fellow NoDa artist Steve Holt. "His enthusiasm doesn’t flag. He’s been very prolific. He amazes the rest of us,” agrees Rusk Masterton. Both artists have known Kirk since the early days of NoDa...”

 

July 23, 2003: 'A Refuge for Art', Creative Loafing Magazine

 

June 4, 2003: 'Right Side of the Tracks... find Sanctuary at New Gallery', Creative Loafing Magaine
 

May 15, 2002: 'Eclipse at Sunset. Important NoDa Gallery hosts final show', Creative Loafing Magazine

 

Jan. 13, 2001: 'Underground Charlotte Artists' Scott Lucas, Creative Loafing Magazine

 

Nov. 5, 1999: 'Night Moves: In Search of the Artistic' Tony Jameson & Olivia Fortson, Charlotte Observer

 

April 3, 1998 : 'Jerry Duty - At 38, Charlotte artist Kirk comes into his artistic destiny' Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer

 

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