State of The Art

Women Artists, paper cuts and photos by Peter Dusek.

Art Openings & Exhibits

1. Revelry Gallery welcomes Monica Stewart for her first-ever solo show featuring the artist’s intricate and narrative paper cuts. This whimsical collection is evocative of a fairytale world. “Short Cuts & Paper Tales” debuts 7 to 10 p.m. May 11 at Revelry Boutique Gallery, 742 E. Market St.

2. Time is running out to view the timeless exhibition “Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism” at the Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St. The show celebrates the achievements of women artists working in late 19th century Paris, a vibrant cultural center where they found rich opportunities despite their restricted access to a male-dominated art world. The more than 80 paintings by 37 women artists from 13 countries will depart Louisville for the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, after the exhibition closes at the Speed after May 13.

3. Award-winning Canadian photographer Peter Dusek’s work will be on display through June 30 at Paul Paletti Gallery, 713 E. Market St. #100. Inspired by the philosophies of Japanese Zen and Chinese Tao, Dusek places a strong emphasis on balance and negative space and his artistic design goal is “as little as possible, as much as necessary.” His style embodies the Japanese design aesthetic shibumi, which means “a quiet elegance.”

4. “Modern Muse” is an exhibition at Pyro Gallery, 1006 Washington St., featuring recent works by Claudia Hammer and guest artist Mary Dennis Kannapell through May 26. Hammer, who is known for painting portraits, has recently turned her focus on static objects.

5. Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St., presents “The Shift Series” by artist Ivan Schieferdecker through May 18.

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