Illustrator-designer Karen Kurycki fuses humor and quirky compositional content with text and engaging washes of color. As a commercial artist, Kurycki’s notable clients include Nike, The Washington Post and indie-rock crooner/beard icon Iron & Wine. At Encumbered, her exhibit with ceramist Shelley Sloan Ellis, which runs through Feb. 11, Kurycki presents The Kitchen Sink collection. In Kurycki’s words, it “contains work based on random thoughts and observations about people, pop culture and everyday life.”