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