Next Patio Gallery exhibit showcases “Pairallels” in generations
What happens when two groups of artists across generational lines are asked to finish each other’s work? Twenty-two artists, 11 representing established artists from the Artists’ Breakfast Group and 11 from a younger collective of artists representing the Louisville Artists Syndicate, were brought together by curator Stacey Reason to answer that question.
The results will be on display at the JCC Patio Gallery June 16-July 16. An opening reception including comments from the curator and some of the artists will be held on June 16 from 2-4 p.m.
Each of the artists was asked to start a work based on the theme of “Cosmopolitan Localism,” connecting two scales of focus, global and local in order to reflect on the condition of contemporary life. After a set amount of time, the artists turned in their partially completed works and received an anonymous piece from the other group to finish. The pairs were specifically chosen by Reason.
“I was interested in the juxtaposition of these two very different groups of artists and the conversation that happens through collaboration in art-making,” said Reason. “When presented with an open-ended statement, how does one artist from one group finish the thought of another artist from the other group. The resulting exhibition is filled with surprises and discoveries only cultivated through such a distinct paring.”
Artists included in this project are: Brandon Bass, Andy Cozzens, Sarah Duncan, Mallorie Embry, Linda Erzinger, Meghan Greenwell, Brandon Harder, Phillip High, Mary Dennis Kannapell, Shohei Katayama, Keith Kleespies, Sally Labaugh, Kathy Loomis, Kacie Miller, Karissa Moll, Jacque Parsley, CJ Pressma, Kelly Rains, Lelia Rechtin, Alli Wiles, Jenny Zeller and Suzi Zimmerer.