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Joyce Garner, cul-de-sac at Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art Louisville, Kentucky

Garner Narrative currently has a group of paintings by the gallery’s owner, Joyce Garner. Garner’s paintings about family, currently installed at Garner Narrative in Louisville Kentucky until December 29th, couldn’t come at a more seasonally appropriate time. Walking into Garner Narrative the viewer is met with the gigantic six yard wide loose stretched canvas, yellow […]


Paul Mpagi Sepuya: Portraits / Positions In Conjunction with the Louisville Biennial

Paul Mpagi Sepuya was born in San Bernardino, California in 1982. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Sepuya is known for his extensive photographs of domesticated scenes of friends, fellow artists, and lovers. His photographs vary anywhere from portraiture and figure studies to photographs of collaged elements from previous studies that have been […]

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Sarah Martin: Expectations at The McGrath Gallery at Bellarmine University

As a preface, I’m writing this piece whilst questioning my intent in writing it. This exhibition had some serious flaws. On one hand, Expectations was presented like a body of student work, t-pinned artist statements printed on printer paper and all; and the gallery wasn’t big enough for two collections of work, let alone two […]

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Poetry in Bars and Other Solutions

“The spirit of Dada re-emerges in the puberty of every artistic generation,” —Adrian Notz (owner / operator of the Cabarete Voltaire)     Believing that painting had become too concerned with pleasing the eye and not the mind, Marcel Duchamp had the idea to fasten a bicycle wheel to a kitchen stool and watch it […]

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99 Cents or Less // MOCAD

It’s such a shame when bad exhibitions happen in great museums. I have a fondness for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. If you aren’t familiar, the MOCAD is a 22,000 square foot space that was built, or rather assembled, in the early 2000’s within the walls of an old car dealership—a poetic placement […]

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Southern Elegy: The Stephen Reily Collection // Speed Museum at University of Louisville

Southern Elegy: Photography from the Stephen Reily Collection is a small exhibition in the North Building of the Speed Museum, and includes some black and white photographs by William Eggleston. If you choose to walk up the intrinsically modern stairway of the Speed, Southern Elegy is the first exhibition you approach as a viewer.  It […]

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Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft // The Drawing Center: “Thread Lines”

This group exhibition features fifteen artists who utilize sewing, knitting, and weaving to create a wide-range of works that activate the expressive and conceptual potential of line and illuminate affinities between the mediums of textile and drawing. Multi-generational and international in scope, Thread Lines brings together those pioneers who—challenging entrenched modernist hierarchies—first unraveled the distinction […]

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Maxime Van Melkebeke

 This article is reproduced courtesy of Five-Dots and all images are courtesy of Maxime Van Melkeke. For this edition of Five-Dots, Megan got to chat with Maxime Van Melkebeke via email coorespondance over the past two months about his project Offspace.xyz. We won’t waste our breath divulging how great it was of an experience, we’ll […]

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Zephyr Gallery: Project 17: Ritual Geography

Zephyr Gallery has a twenty year history in Louisville, moving from location to location as the community needs and sees fit. Project 17: Ritual Geography is part of an ongoing project started in 2014 by Zephyr. Their ongoing Project series is made up of curated proposal-based exhibitions as well as collaborations with universities, colleges, and […]

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KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway; Louisville’s soiree into the couture fashion world

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft has been a part of the Louisville arts community since 1989 (formally the Art and Craft Foundation). Since its opening at its current location in 2001, the KMAC has created exhibitions, educational, and academic programming for the community in which it is sited. The KMAC Couture Fashion Show […]

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Fern Canyon: Paintings by Claire Sherman at the KMAC

The day that I visited the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts on Main Street, the sun was shining through their gigantic windows facing out onto Museum Row; and the museum was abuzz with people getting ready for the KMAC Couture Fashion Show. Claire Sherman’s work was being shown on the third floor gallery which […]

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Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation at University of Louisville’s Cressman Center for the Arts

Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation, which is currently up at University of Louisville’s Cressman Center for the Arts, and curated by Chris Reitz, is involved in a dialogue that has been unwrapping itself for just about forty years (and arguably since the advent of photography): how does new media (in all of its […]

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Paige Williams

Editor’s Note:  Aeqai is pleased to republish Megan Bickel’s interview with Paige Williams.  The inverview was originally published on Five-Dots. Paige Williams has exhibited in Germany, the Ukraine, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York and has been selected as an Artist in Residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in New York, The University of […]

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Anne Wehrley Bjork at B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.

Anne Bjork, an artist whose work I was unfamiliar with until visiting the gallery; is originally from New Mexico and now resides in and is a part of the adjunct faculty in University of Kentucky’s Fine Art Department. Bjork’s work intends to ‘capture the essence of mystical ruins of the ancient Anasazi pueblos in her […]

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