The Story of Joe Downing: Select Works From the Collection
Right: L'Eveil/The Awakening (detail), 1974
Selections from the museum's collection as well as private collections will give visitors a glimpse into the celebrated career of an internationally renowned artist from Horse Cave, Kentucky. Objects on exhibit represent a lifetime of creative work by Joseph Dudley Downing; a visual journey spanning from his humble beginnings in Horse Cave, Kentucky to his international recognition as an contemporary visual artist. Visitors will learn about the life of Joe Downing as well as the history of the Downing Museum and Baker Arboretum.
Exhibit open year-round
Be sure to check out the Joe Downing section in Instruments of American Excellence at the Kentucky Museum. Click HERE for more information.
Gesture & Landscape by David Stratton, May 30 - July 1, 2017
Left: Evergreen Corner, 2011-2012, ink on paper
Right: Fuschia Sunset, 2015-2017, ink on paper
The artworks are landscapes based on photos taken while/from hiking trails observing plants, trees, and birds. The research series “elegy of Cy Twombly,” which began in 2011--the year of his death, utilizes the technique of monochromatic/dichromatic ink on paper or canvas, conceptually emphasizing both the wonder of gesture with gestural line. This to create texture both by overlapping gestural lines as well as a texture of “unstable visual space.” I start drawing without a sketch or projection, and use an “overlapping textures-wandering line” to create a naturalistic yet ‘altered sense of space’ integrated image.
Kim Jones Exhibition, July 18 - August 19, 2017
Jack Lunt Memorial Juried Art Exhibition, November 12 - December 16, 2017
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