Cool, Calm and Collected

Portraits in Scratchboard
by Beverly Glascock


PYRO Gallery
909 East Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40206


Show Dates / April 2nd - May 10th, 2015
Opening Reception & First Friday Trolley Hop / Friday, April 3rd, 2015, 6-9 PM
First Friday Trolley Hop / May 1st, 2015, 6-9 PM

 

 

After years of creating three-dimensional work, artist Beverly Glascock has gone back to the drawing board, literally, to create two-dimensional works of art on a unique medium.  “Cool, Calm & Collected,” her first solo exhibition, consists of a series of original black and white Scratchboard portraits linked in theme and content by legendary popular music performers, mostly  of the 60s and 70s, including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bob Marley and Jerry Garcia.  Using the Scratchboard technique, Glascock has engraved portraits of those and other performers in ways they’ve never been seen before.    

 

    “Ever since the 60s, musicians have created an iconic style that is every bit as unique and powerful as their sound.”  Glascock explains. “I thought it would be an interesting and playful exercise to alter their signature styles a bit and give each of them a different but equally well known style.  So I ended up with Keith Richards as the Pope, Mick Jagger as Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Jerry Garcia as Che Guevera, to name a few.”

 

  The Scratchboard technique is a form of direct engraving on a masonite panel that has been coated with white clay and then topped with a thin layer of black ink.  Various tools are used to scratch away the carve into the black inked surface, exposing the white clay below.  The result is a rich black and white engraved image.    

 

Glascock received her formal training in art at Bellarmine University and Indiana University at Bloomington.  A member of the cooperative PYRO Gallery, she has exhibited locally and nationally and is active in the local arts community.

 

An opening reception will be held in conjunction with the First Friday Gallery Hop on Friday, April 3rd from 6-9 pm. 

 

PYRO Gallery is open 12 PM to 6 PM on Thursdays thru Saturday, or by appointment. The gallery is open late during artist receptions and First Friday Trolley Hops. Admission to PYRO Gallery is FREE and open to the public.

 

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Pyro Gallery Location:

909 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40206

Hours:

Thursday-Saturday
12-6
For information and directions:
(502) 587-0106

 

PYRO Gallery is open 12 PM to 6 PM on Thursdays thru Saturday, or by appointment. The gallery is open late during artist receptions and First Friday Trolley Hops. Admission to PYRO Gallery is FREE and open to the public.

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