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April 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - July 11, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
“Botanical Musings” Exhibition at Kaviar Gallery April 24th– July 11th
Opening Reception: April 24th 6:00 – 9:00pm
“Botanical Musings” sales will benefit Botanica: Louisville’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Art rooted in botanical subject matter has been observed from the earliest of civilizations and continues to inspire a magnitude of traditional, transitional, and contemporary artists. This exhibition celebrates the rich artistic tradition and captivation with the natural world. Much like one would venture into nature; this show provides the opportunity to view a myriad of plant-life, but through the eyes of over 50 local and national artists.
Spring is a time of renewal as we rejoice for the blossoming earth around us. Kaviar Forge & Gallery invites you to join us for our opening reception and absorb the abundance of quality artistic interpretations and reverence for our botanical world. This exhibition opens April 24th and will run until July 11th. The opening reception will be held Friday, April 24th from 6:00 – 9:00pm during the Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop. For the duration of the opening reception, all sales from “Botanical Musings” will benefit Botanica: Louisville’s Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Representatives from Botanica will be on hand at the reception to speak about their organization and will be accepting new memberships.
The diverse artworks in this juried group show have revealed themselves in a variety of techniques, mediums, and styles. Beauty is found in an unlikely place in Tamara Wilborn’s lifelike oil painting of a lushly dense forest floor, “Pathway to Peace.” Fine craftsman, Paul Buhrmester incorporates an oak leaf motif in his intricate gourd pyrography piece, “Fall Entangled.” Luke Seward raises awareness about our positive connections and simultaneous disrespect for the earth through his digital photo composites from the series “Dear Mother.”
Featuring the work of Louisville artist and educator, Debra Lott, whose monumental diptych offers a detailed observation of curled leaves in her signature painterly style. The exhibition also includes artists from all over the United States. New York artist, Rachel Abrams utilizes botanical subject matter in her alternative process photograph which brings to mind the cyanotypes of Anna Atkins. Bill Baran-Mickle of Washington State will be showing a metal wall hanging inspired by water lilies and comprised of brass, copper, and sterling silver. Eileen Doughty offers a fiber sculpture made entirely of stitched threads; “Cherry Blossom Tea” is delicately stunning and also quite interesting in that it is a completely non-functional teapot, leading us to view the vessel in a new way. These artists are just to name a few of the astounding excellence of works culminated through the observation, contemplation, and meditation with nature. (For a complete list of the artists, visit craigkaviar.com).
Kaviar Gallery currently represents over one hundred artists, some of whom will provide new work for the exhibition. Located on Frankfort Ave in Clifton, the gallery is filled with many fine arts, crafts, jewelry, fiberworks and furniture. Owner Craig Kaviar, who is a renowned sculptor and blacksmith, is an advocate of Louisville arts and an avid believer in the importance of celebrating local arts and crafts.
Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday 12-6, Saturday 12-4