Artist Alison Pebworth will give a public lunchtime lecture to discuss her current work, the ‘Beautiful Possibility Tour.’
Monday, December 3, 11:30am-12:30pm
Kentucky School of Art
849 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Beautiful Possibility is a traveling exhibition and research project by Alison Pebworth that takes the prototype of the 19th century American Traveling show as inspiration for engaging others about what it means to be American. Two pre-scheduled tours follow a “reverse migration” of Manifest Destiny from west to east coasts across the northern United States and southern Canada.
The traveling exhibition consists of a series of hand painted canvas banners, a tour map and a survey station. Pebworth physically tours the show, living in a travel trailer for this solo journey, playfully assuming multiple roles as historian, field sergeant or conjurer to present her work. As an explorer she mines the remnants of 19th century expansionism in the people and landscapes for new possibilities for defining who we are.
Free and open to the public