May 15 - July 12, 2015
Please join us for Illuminated Ground: Contemporary Landscapes, a group exhibition opening with
Gallery Hop on Friday, May 15, from 5 to 8 pm in our newly
renovated space on the second floor of the Downtown Arts Center.
We often turn to nature to be restored, filled with inspiration,
emptied of worry, and to feel connected once more to the Earth. It is no surprise then, that while many of the artists
represented in this exhibition are not "landscape artists"
specifically, they have taken up the subject of landscape from time to time. Each artist adapts the subject in his/her own style, whether
it's to celebrate natural wonders or as inspiration for abstraction. The
contemporary landscape also cannot help but reference the inherent tension
between enjoyment and exploitation of natural resources.
Nori Hall, Laurel
River, archival digital print,
"To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own
beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was
never seen before, and which shall never be seen again." - Ralph Waldo
Emerson, Nature. It is this intangible instant that compels
the artist to bring forth into existence an image that would have been fleeting
and to give it permanence.
Patrick Adams, Echo,
oil on panel, 48" x 36"
Forest Shadow, oil on panel, 13" x 17"
Marleen De Waele -
De Bock, Pond, 48" x 36", acrylic on canvas
are delighted to introduce new paintings by Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has
lived in Nashville for several years, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville
artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky.
Work by artists in the gallery will be
available, but not necessarily on display including: Patrick Adams, Minnie
Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell,
Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Linda Fischer, Joseph Fitzpatrick,
Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi,
Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel,
Stephen Howell, Judith Pointer Jia, Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro,
Lonnie and Twyla Money, Mary Newton, Janet Neuwalder, Cynthia Niklas,
Nadezda Nikolova, Anna
Marie Pavlik, Spencer Reinhard, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and
Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing,
Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici,
Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.
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Ann Tower Gallery is located on the 2nd floor
of the Downtown Arts Center, 141 East Main St., Lexington, KY, 40507. Our hours
are: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm; 10 am to 2 pm Sundays;
and with extended hours during special events and theater performances.