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Shawn Marshall-Artebella! June 20 2016, 0 Comments
Although she was born in Virginia and has called Louisville home for more than 30 years, Shawn Marshall counts her upbringing overseas as a crucial influence on her attitude towards life. She has lived or traveled in Cyprus, Lebanon, Germany, Kenya, Egypt, Italy, and the U.S. “My travels have provided a deep well of inspiration for my work. In fact, a recent trip to southern France made such an impact that I took a break from 15 years of sculpting to immerse myself in painting. Not only was I taken by the diverse landscape and amazing color, but also the raw emotion evoked from being in that environment.”
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Dave Caudill In Artebella February 16 2016, 0 Comments
Sculptor Dave Caudill states that he is inspired by: “…the wonderful spirit of Alexander Calder,” and that influence is clear in the work we see here today. Calder is famous for creating the mobile, and even though these pieces are “stabiles”, they capture the open, linear quality and sense of play we associate with the iconic 20th century artist.
They also share positivity in their mission. Caudill intends his work to celebrate the beauty and vitality of humanity, and perhaps all creative achievement does this by constantly reaffirming our desire to express an understanding of our place in nature.
Although his work is usually large scale outdoor sculptures, Caudill will be exhibiting smaller pieces in Two Friends, at PYRO Gallery February 18th – April 3rd, 2016, with an Opening Reception Friday, February 19th, 6-9 PM. The show pairs Caudill with his former instructor and now good friend, Bob Lockhart.
Caudill has several public sculptures in Louisville: at 6th & Main St, the University of Louisville School of Music, Maryhurst Alternative School, the Crescent Hill public library, and the offices of the Waterfront Development Corp in downtown.
Artebella - Jeffrey Skinner February 08 2016, 0 Comments
Jeffrey Skinner is a photographer-poet-playwright, which makes him quite the multi-hyphenate, yet the separation between the disciplines is not always as great as we might first imagine. The blurred, ghostly image of the pitcher in “The Old Ways” uncovers visual poetry in the way that words might construct an image in our mind. And what is “Ephraim” if not a forceful expression of the photographer’s eye seeing ethereal qualities in nature that others might have overlooked?
Skinner’s photographs have had solo shows and been part of many group exhibitions in and around Kentucky. He is a member of Pyro Gallery in Louisville where, in January 2015, he curated a unique exhibit of collaborations between 16 pairs of visual artists and poets called Double Vision. He is scheduled to have a solo exhibition at Pyro in August 2016.
In 2015 Skinner was given one of eight American Academy of Arts & Letters Awards. Also a writer, Skinner is the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry. His most recent book of poems, Glaciology, won the 2012 Crab Orchard Open Poetry Award, and was published in 2013 by Southern Indiana University Press. In 2006 he was awarded his second Creative Writing Fellowship ($20,000) from the National Endowment for the Arts. Skinner is Professor Emeritus at the University of Louisville, and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors, and Editorial Consultant, for Sarabande Books, a literary publishing house he founded with his wife Sarah Gorham.
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