The Huff Gallery and the Gallery 849 at the Kentucky School of Art presents Perceptual Painters—a comprehensive collection of paintings that examine diverse concepts of observation. The exhibit will be on view from January 4 through February 17 at the Huff Gallery and Gallery 849.
Perceptual Painters is a collective of artists whose fundamental values start with the practice of painting the motif from observation. Brian Rego, David Campbell, and Andrew Patterson-Tutschka, founded the collective in 2008, after meeting each other in the graduate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in 2005. Since its inception, the collective has grown to 15 members who, in one way or another, are affiliated with PAFA.
The purpose of the collective is meant to function as a community of painters who can show together, as well as educate, critique and support each other while promoting other painters whose work relates to the collective’s sensibilities. For Perceptual Painters, observation is not an end but rather a beginning point for an emotional, formal, and imaginative statement of exploration. They believe in the responsive energy that comes from painting directly in front of the motif: the give and take between painter and subject, painter and painting.
The artists’ reception will be Friday, January 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m. A lecture by artist Scott Noel will be Thursday, February 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the 849 Gallery.
Participating artists include: Victoria Barnes, Dave Campbell, Tim Conte, Peter Van Dyck, David Jewell, Matt Klos, John Lee, Aaron Lubrick, Scott Noel, Carolyn Pyfrom, Erin Raedeke, Brian Rego, Neil Riley, Andrew Patterson-Tutschka, Thomas Walton
The Huff Gallery is located in the Spalding Library, 853 Library Lane (between York and Breckinridge streets, and Third and Fourth streets).
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
The 849 Gallery is located at 849 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203 at Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University
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