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Foto Forest: Photographic Selections by Bernheim Artists in Residence

 

JIMMY FIKE Mock Strawberry

 

The Louisville Photo Biennial may officially be over, but there are still some great LPB exhibits up in and around town.  You can see my work in LVA’s Louisville Photo Biennial exhibit Altered Perceptions at Mayor Greg Fischer’s gallery at Metro Hall until January 18th, 2018.

from my latest series phyto- + -graphy, Collected@Bernheim, multi paneled, aluminum aged with plant specimens.

 

You can also take a trip down 1-65 south to beautiful Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and see the photo biennial show I’m not only featured in, but one I also curated in my new role as Bernheim’s Visual Art Coordinator!

FOTO FOREST: Photographic Selections by Bernheim Artists in Residence is on view at the Education Center until December 29th so you still have lots of time to see this exhibit and get a hike in before the new year!

EILEEN NEFF Field Tops at Night

 

For more than three decades, the Artist in Residence program has attracted artists from around the world who seek to use Bernheim as their inspiration and to explore ideas that reinforce Bernheim’s mission of connecting people with nature.

from ALUMINATURE series, ‘Natural Mystic‘, Digital Image Transfers and Oil Paint on Aged Aluminum with Plant Specimens.

 

Photography as an artistic medium has a long-standing history in the Artist in Residence program at Bernheim.  But as the photographic medium has changed over the years, so has artistic interpretation of the landscape changed with photography.  FOTO FOREST is an exhibition that celebrates unique and diverse interpretations of the Bernheim landscape.

Nothing, in the World #3145, Abstracted nature photograph by Irene Imfeld

 

 

 

Visitors can enjoy photographs from artists Eileen Neff, Jimmy Fike, Nori Hall and Christopher Burkett, as well as highlights from Bernheim’s 2017 Artists in Residence Sharon Harper and Irene Imfeld. The exhibition is located in Bernheim’s Education Center.  In December the Education Center will be open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekends.  This exhibit is free of charge. The $5 weekend environmental impact fee still applies at the gate for non-members.

from ALUMINIATURE series, ‘Magnolia Blossoms for Days’, Digital Images Transfers and Oil Paint on Custom-Made Aluminum Substrate

ALUMINATURE at Swanson Contemporary

Excited to announce my upcoming solo exhibition, ALUMINATURE at Swanson Contemporary from September 27TH – October 28TH 2017!   #savethedate   #ALUMINATURE  #onehelluvayear

CELEBRATE WITH ME AT THE OPENING RECEPTION — FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2017,  from 6 – 9 PM

ALUMINATURE references not only to the variety of aluminum surfaces to which images are presented onto but also to the phenomena of the natural world in my subject matter. The exhibition features work from several recent series in addition to new works inspired by my experience as the 2017 Regional Artist in Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. 

Swanson Contemporary will also be open during the First Friday Trolley Hop on October 6th from 6 – 9 PM.  The gallery is located in the heart of the NULU Arts District at 636 East Market in Louisville, Kentucky.  Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 – 6 pm.

ALUMINATURE is a featured exhibition in the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, a regional festival occurring in over 60 venues throughout Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana from September 22nd through November 11th.

ALTERED PERCEPTIONS – An LVA Louisville Photo Biennial Exhibit at Metro Hall

This is an undeniably big year for me!  It’s as if all the things I have been cultivating in my life of late is coming to fruition at once.  It’s a biennial year for the Louisville Photo Biennial and I have quite the presence in it this year!  Not only am I still teaching with the Biennial, I am also part of several exhibitions…this being one of them.  And let’s face it, this isn’t just any exhibition…it’s an exhibition at Mayor Greg Fishers gallery in Metro Hall!!   You can see this show until January 19th, 2018.

Bull and Friends by C.J. Pressma

What an incredible honor to be selected by Keith Waits of LVA to be part of their Louisville Photo Biennial show at Metro Hall.   The show is entitled “Altered Perceptions” and I am a one of three featured artists who use a photographic image as a means to an end.   I, along with C.J. Pressma and Mitch Eckert illustrate ways in which photography can be employed outside of the traditional realms of 2-d presentation.

Photographer C.J. Pressma is well known amongst the visual art scenes in Louisville and far beyond.  He is the founder of the Center for Photographic Studies in Louisville that originated in the 1970’s and has inspired many with his lifelong dedication to the photographic medium…in all it’s forms!  In “Altered Perceptions”, Pressma exhibits his beautiful photographic quilts, and was the foundation that this exhibition was built around.

Lilly Lemon Peaches Cherries by Mitch Eckert.

Artist and University of Louisville Associate Professor of Art, Mitch Eckert also approaches the use of the photographic image in different ways.  In his ‘Translations’ series, he staged still life compositions inspired by Dutch masters still life paintings.  Initially unhappy with the work, he crumpled up the images and tossed in the trash.  But he wasn’t quite done with them and upon retrieving from the trash, he smoothed out the surface to reveal a beautiful crumpled texture he resinated with and decided to reshot the work…and we are all glad he did!  .

And then if you know anything about me, you know that I am a photographer whose heart lies beyond the click of the shutter.  For years, my goal has been to keep a hands-on approach in processing digital imagery.  In this show, I feature not only some of my recent work incorporating digital image transfers onto wood and metal substrates but also exhibit some of my photo encaustics from the Tiny World Series.

Weaving Reed, from my Tiny World Series

Go see this exhibit!  Mitch Eckert‘s work is located on the second floor, CJ Pressma‘s is located in the third floor stairwell and my work is featured on the fourth floor by the elevators.

Metro Hall is located at 527 West Jefferson St in downtown Louisville.  Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.

The exhibit will be up until January 19th, 2018.