State of the Art

Natural landscapes, familiar faces, Kentucky pride and a taste of consumerism

‘Breathe’ in New Paintings at B. Deemer

Pam Folsom is well known for her bold contemporary paintings of rural landscapes. Her new works are about summer, the warm sun and fresh air. Folsom says, “These paintings are about slowing down, drinking in the day, stopping to appreciate the moment and finding the visual language to express what I need to say. Life is intoxicating if you take the time to notice.” “Breathe” will be on exhibit at B. Deemer Gallery Nov. 10 through Dec. 11.

Revelry Reveals ‘100 Faces’ from Susan Howe

Revelry Boutique Gallery is thrilled to welcome local artist Susan Howe for her solo show, “100 Faces,” opening 6 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 10. Howe’s work can be found in many private and corporate collections. She is also the owner and primary instructor at Mudpies Studio in St. Matthews. In her show featured at Revelry, she will showcase pieces inspired by notable Louisvillians and other famous people who have impacted her life, whether that be through listening to their music, watching them on the silver screen or reading their novels.

Double Duty at KFA and Gallery at the Brown

The Kentucky Fine Art Gallery is hosting its new show “Kentucky Amber” now through Jan. 18. The show currently includes works from artists David Schuster, Robert Halliday, Jaime Corum, Susan Hackworth and Greta Mattingly. It draws heavily from the bourbon industry in Louisville. Artist Jordan Skeens will be featured as a guest artisan during the show’s running along with sculptor Michael McCarthy.

Also featuring five KFA artists, “The Kentucky Cup” opened at Gallery at the Brown on Oct. 26 and will run until Jan. 1. These works spotlight horses in keeping with the celebration of Breeders’ Cup.

Art Sanctuary is ‘Tasting Abundance’

The Gallery at Art Sanctuary is hosting an exhibit of recent work by one of their studio artists titled, “Tasting Abundance.” The colorful mixed media sculptures by Linda Erzinger are created using discarded materials that are at the core of environmental and social health issues in our country. The artwork prompts viewers to think about the earth, women’s health, consumerism and other major issues. The exhibit is on display in the main gallery through Nov. 25. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8.