Terminating Vistas # The Sequence Series & The Original Louisville Neighborhood Series
Exhibition from January 2nd through February 2th
Opening Reception; Friday, January 2nd from 6 – 10pm in conjunction with The Sou4th Street Trolley Hop
“In urban design, a terminating vista is a building or monument that stands at the end or in the middle of a road, so that when one is looking up the street the view ends with the site.Terminating vistas are considered an important method of adding aesthetic appeal to a city, and to emphasize important structures or monuments.” – Wikipedia 12/2014
‘Terminating Vistas’ is a culmination of a few years of gathering visual information about varying city locations. The works are montages of images taken at different locations to summarize and emphasize a unique feel for each aspect of a city location, environment or specific event. My intention is to stir a consciousness about our built environment and question our urban design practices and the effect they have on our lives within cities.
My interest in cities, urban design and theory, and specifically Louisville began to find a way into my work in 2010. I then began work on a series stemming from the curiosity of gathering information about the changing aspects of Louisville’s built environment and culture. This series quickly grew into my current and on going project entitled, ’The Sequence Series,’ which is a process of sifting through ideas about environment and inhabitants with the focus being the urban core of a place. Through the process of constant collecting of images from my city environment I can choose key areas of visual importance to recreate environments, communicate movement, and capture what I find most significant within a location. The large sized works I create connect a series of smaller images in effort to come together to form a storyline about environment leaving the story mostly up to the viewer to interpret based on their unique intrinsic experience with similar architecture and daily functions.
Ashley Brossart is an artist living and working in Louisville, Kentucky. Brossart is a Louisville native and earned her Bachelor of Art in Studio Art from the University of Louisville after a brief enrollment at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. She has exhibited work in numerous solo and group exhibitions including;“Painted Portraits: City/Self” – Carnegie Center in New Albany, Indiana (2012), ‘New Evolution’– Gallery at the Brown Hotel Louisville, Ky (2013), ‘Intersections – The Sequence Series’ at Revelry Boutique Gallery Louisville, Ky (2013) and ‘Displacement’ a group exhibition curated by Stacey Reason featuring Brossart’s city installation entitled ’Sobro Portrait’ – Spalding University Huff Gallery Louisville, Ky (2014).
Brossart’s Louisville neighborhood illustrations were featured in the June 2014 Louisville Magazine City Guide Issue. The series explores 15 neighborhoods in the city of Louisville and were recently on display at the Mayor’s Gallery in Louisville Metro Hall in the group exhibition, ‘Infinite Perspectives’ curated by Keith Waits of the Louisville Visual Arts Association. ‘I went to each neighborhood and collected both visuals and experience to create a unique image representing the individual community. Cities never stop moving – and I aim to capture that constant evolution and growth.’ – Ashley Brossart 2014