One of the longest running Louisville Photo Biennial exhibitions just got extended and I’m happy to say that you can continue to see my work at Mayor Greg Fischers Gallery at Louisville Metro Hall through March 2018. “Altered Perceptions”, is a Louisville Visual Arts exhibition and curated by the amazing Keith Waits.
“Altered Perceptions” features three 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.
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, pictured below.
Go see this exhibit! 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.
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 Fischers gallery in Metro Hall!! You can see this show until January 19th, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Loved being a recently featured artist on the Member Monday portion of the Louisville Visual Art blog! Thank you again LVA!! Member Monday is a fun and informative segment, which asks selected artists the same 10 questions, with wildly varying results depending on whose answering.
Joining LVA was one of the first things I did upon my return to Louisville in 2011. I first showed my work in Louisville that winter at LVA, for the Month of Makers exhibition in conjunction with Makers Mark.
When did you first know that art was going to be a big part of your life?
I was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to art. I didn’t connect with a particular medium until my last semester at University of Kentucky when I took my first photography class. It was my first job out of college at the Haitian Art Company in Key West that solidified my life with art!
What does LVA add to your life?
LVA has been a huge source of support to me for many years. They have promoted and exhibited my work, and provided teaching opportunities to me. LVA continually educates and inspires me with the introduction of new artists, concepts, and ideas. I love my weekly sessions with Artebella and PUBLIC radio!
How else are you involved in the community?
Currently I’m working with the Louisville Photo Biennial, teaching photography classes at underserved community centers throughout the Louisville Metro area. I am also a fixture in the local yoga community.
Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.
My perfect afternoon contains little yoga, a lot of cooking with my NPR Sunday shows in the background, some quality time outdoors as well as with my stack of library books. The day would end watching a film that I think about the next day!
Who is your favorite local artist?
I love the work of collage and assemblage artist Caroline Waite.
Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?
I would like to see Louisville competing on a national level for creative, artistic, and entrepreneurial opportunities.
What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?
I live in Irish Hill. It’s a quick bike ride to most places I want to be in the city. While the area is in a constant state of transition, many of my neighbors have lived in Irish Hill for 30/40 + years!
What three items would you bring to a desert island?
A rain barrel, lacinato kale seeds and my citrus press.
What advice would you give your past self if you could?