State of the Art

Inspired by performances, positives, shapes and ships


RICHARD GALLO: PERFORMANCE AND STUDIO 1968–1980

The University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute presents a new photography exhibition dedicated to exploring the life and work of performance artist Richard Gallo through Feb. 23. Also known as Lemon Boy, Gallo often dressed provocatively and performed in New York City. He’s credited with inspiring many prominent artists of his day, including Andy Warhol. The exhibition highlights images from Gallo’s archive, some of which had never been presented to the public.


GUANO APASIONADO: WORKS BY RYAN CASE

 

The Gallery at Art Sanctuary is hosting a new solo exhibition titled, “Guano Apasionado: Works by Ryan Case.” The Louisville-based artist makes color and expression his priority. His style, following an abstract look at pop-art portraiture, is unique and reflects his values of positive thinking. The show opens Feb. 1, with a reception following, and runs through Feb. 23.


CLAY BODIES: MOVING THROUGH CERAMICS

 

Sarah Crowner’s “Clay Bodies” is on display in the second floor gallery of KMAC Museum through April 7. With a mix of clay and ceramic samples, the exhibition gives the viewer a look into the mind of the painter and her relationship with material. “With this installation, I tried to disregard the distinction between art and artifact and the so-called hierarchy between art and craft,” Crowner said.


SHANTYBOATING

 

Until March 29, you can witness Angie Reed Garner’s “Shantyboating” at Garner Narrative. The artist was inspired  “Kentucky’s Thoreau,” Harlan Hubbard. “[His] determination to make his own way, choosing his terms and accepting their consequences did not depend on anything like having a boat, but a marriage of necessity and creativity,” Reed Garner said. “…As for me, I would have to go shantyboating without a river or a boat; I’d dock myself wherever I could find a welcome or tolerance anyway, sell and live off the art I made, however humbly.”