At the opening reception on Sunday, January 3, for David Iacovazzi Pau’s JCC Patio Gallery show Paintings and Works on Paper exhibit, gallery-goers found themselves face to face with vibrant versions of vital local artists and patrons of the arts, including revered musician Will Oldham, aka Bonnie Prince Billy, Project Runway star Gunnar Deatherage and film producer and neighborhood revitalizer Gill Holland.
Iacovazzi-Pau is passionate about turning artists and those who tirelessly support Louisville’s creative class, into art.
“I wanted to shine the spotlight on Louisville’s artist community,” Iacovazzi-Pau said. “There is an authenticity that I like. The artists are true to themselves.” Photographer Keith Auerbach admired Iacovazzi-Pau’s series of self portraits featuring the artist in his late father’s cap at the opening.
“I love the way the blue, black and white play off of each other,” Auerbach said.
Fashion designer Gunnar Deatherage couldn’t attend the opening, but he wanted to express how much he enjoyed working with Iacovazzi-Pau.
“It’s an incredibly beautiful experience to be captured by another artist I respect so much,” Deatherage said. “David has such a keen eye for his subjects and portraying an emotion and an energy rather than what the every day person would see.”
The cool and captivating who’s who of Louisville’s most integral artists and arts supporters will remain in the Patio Gallery through February 15.